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South Newport in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Post in 1864

 
 
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot, Company F of the Third South Carolina Cavalry, Lieut. W.L. Mole commanding, was stationed during the summer of 1864. The Company was on Patrol duty, guarding the Coast of McIntosh County.

On the night of August 18th, the post was attacked by Federal Troops coming up the South Newport River. Of Company F, less than 20 men escaped death or capture. Five civilian prisoners were taken also, and the Bridge over the South Newport River was burned.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 31° 38.404′ N, 81° 23.685′ W. Marker is in South Newport, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Coastal Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. 0.2 mi South of the South Newport River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend GA 31331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. South Newport Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish in Bulltown Swamp (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 1˝ miles away); LeConte Botanical Gardens (approx. 4˝ miles away); Rice Hope (approx. 6.3 miles away); John Houstoun McIntosh (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport.
 
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
2. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking south
Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking north along US 17 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 18, 2011
3. Confederate Post in 1864 Marker, looking north along US 17
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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