Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonels Twiggs and Few
Of Colonel Twiggs And Colonel Few
Who Victoriously Defended The
Cause Of The American Revolution
At The Battle Of Burke Jail
February 2, 1927
Erected 1927 by Georgia Society and the Edmund Burke Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution Of Waynesboro, Georgia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1698.
Location. 33° 4.728′ N, 82° 0.45′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Liberty Street (U.S. 25) and State Highway 24 on South Liberty Street. In the parking lot for Lake Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Old Quaker Road (a few steps from this marker); The Cavalry Actions at Waynesboro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shadows (approx. 0.8 miles away); The J.D. Roberts Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); To Honor George Washington (approx. 0.9 miles away); Waynesborough (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington’s Southern Tour (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burke County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
Regarding Colonels Twiggs and Few. Burke Jail is noted for a battle which took place in 1779, between the British, commanded by Colonels Brown and McGirth, and the Americans, under the command of Colonels Twiggs and Few, in which the latter were victorious. In this engagement, Captain Joshua Inman, of the Americans, killed three of the enemy with his own hand.
Also see . . . Burke County Jail- Colonels Twiggs and Few. Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Cyclopedia of Georgia page 273 (Submitted on May 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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