Near Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
That evening, they camped near Ball’s Ferry (2 miles NW); but upon learning of a threat to his family, which was on a converging route some hours ahead, Mr. Davis decided to press on. After an all night ride over unfamiliar roads, he found them near the home of Mr. E. J. Blackshear, 10 miles north of Dublin, on the road leading south from this point.
After a hard journey via Dublin and Abbeville, they camped a mile N of Irwinville (93 miles SW) in the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park. At dawn on May 10th, his camp was surrounded by men of the 1st Wisconsin and 4th Michigan cavalry regiments [US] and he became a “state
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-8.)
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 month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 32° 46.743′ N, 82° 55.606′ W. Marker is near Oconee, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 57 and Georgia Route 68, on the right when traveling west on State Route 57. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oconee GA 31067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Defense of Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 5˝ miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 7 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconee.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.