Abbeville in Wilcox County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pritchard, bound down-river to intercept other Confederate officials, rode on some 12 miles: then, abandoning his own mission, he made a forced march and, after finding the Davis camp late that night by posing as the escort, he surrounded it quietly and waited for dawn.
Harnden had camped a few miles away. Unaware of Pritchardís presence, he moved up just before dawn to surround the camp. His advance was fired upon and, in the fight that followed, two Michigan soldiers were killed before a prisoner taken by Harndenís men revealed the Identity of the “enemy.”
During this unfortunate collision, Pritchard closed in and captured Mr. Davis and his party, thereafter claiming for the 4th Michigan the fruits of the 1st Wisconsinís labors.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 156-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 59.55′ N, 83° 18.417′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Georgia, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street (U.S. 129) and West Main Street (U.S. 280), on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street. The marker stands in front of the Wilcox County Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 North Broad Street, Abbeville GA 31001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Jefferson Davis (here, next to this marker); De Soto Trail (a few steps from this marker); Wilcox County (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Breakfast Branch (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ozias Church Bethlehem Church Stuckey's (approx. 15Ĺ miles away); Old Eastman School (approx. 15.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.