St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Last Battles of The War of 1812
St. Marys History Walk
Even though the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 had been signed on December 24, 1814, and the British had sustained a stunning defeat at the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815, the war still came to St. Marys. On January 13, 1815, an amphibious assault launched by Admiral Cockburn’s forces resulted in the capture of the garrison at Pt. Peter and the occupation of St. Marys.
On February 24, 1815, British sailors, trapped on their barges in the middle of the St. Marys River, lost 29 men to American forces firing from the shore; the Americans lost two.
Finally, on March 15, 1815, the Treaty of Ghent having been ratified by both parties, the British withdrew from Cumberland Island.
Erected 2016 by Keith & Angela Wigger and Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1815.
Location. 30° 43.294′ N, 81° 33.242′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Bartlett St, Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Forgotten Battle’s (here, next to this marker); Weathering (here, next to this marker); The Forgotten Battle (here, next to this marker); Industry finds St. Marys: (a few steps from this marker); Georgia’s Coastal Gem: (a few steps from this marker); Industry finds St. Marys (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Industry finds St. Marys: (a few steps from this marker); The Enduring Gullah (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
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