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Near Abbeville in Wilcox County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Breakfast Branch

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 11, 2002
1. Battle of Breakfast Branch Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot on March 9, 1818, 34 men of the Telfair County Militia, commanded by Major Josiah D. Cawthon, engaged about 60 Creek Indians in combat. Four Indians and five whites, including Capt. Benjamin Mitchell Griffin were killed. Three whites, including Mark Willcox (later Major General), were wounded. Willcox was saved by Nat Statham and Wiley Ellison who carried him back to the Ocmulgee River while under fire. This was the last battle between Indians and whites in this vicinity.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 156-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 56.284′ N, 83° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Abbeville, Georgia, in Wilcox County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 129 and American Legion Road (County Route 70), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 129. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville GA 31001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Battle of Breakfast Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Battle of Breakfast Branch Marker
Looking north on US Highway 129 toward Abbeville
are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis Camp Site (approx. 4.2 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis (approx. 4.2 miles away); Wilcox County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wilcox County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ozias Church Bethlehem Church (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,153 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on February 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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