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Hampton in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station

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Photographed By Tim Fillmon, October 18, 2015
1. Cavalry Skirmish at Bear Creek Station Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 16, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry (Federal) struck the advance of Iverson's cavalry (Confederate) at Lovejoy's Station, 4 mi. N. and drove it south to Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 1 mile E. where Iverson halted to reform his smaller command.

At noon, Atkins' brigade took the lead. Upon his approach, Iverson posted his men hastily behind light rail barricades; but Atkins charged, with the 10th Ohio Cavalry in advance, broke through the flimsy defenses, captured 20 prisoners, and drove Iverson toward Griffen (11 mi. S).
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 16, 1864.
Location. 33° 22.74′ N, 84° 18.01′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is on Bear Creek Boulevard (U.S. 19/41) 0.1 miles north of McDonough-Hampton Road (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton GA 30228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. David Ragan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dr. W.E. (Brother Bill) Brannon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Darrell Waltrip (approx. 1.1 miles away); Davey Allison (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bobby Allison (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bruton Smith (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rex White (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bill Elliott (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 126 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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