Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hartridge reached the vicinity about 3:00 P.M., deployed his small force and, after fighting through the swamps east of the river, routed the enemy. He entrenched a position along the east bank, then returned to Oconee with part of his command.
On the 25th, Lt. Col. Andrew Young, 30th Ga. Bn., arrived with a detachment of Gainesí Alabama cavalry and assumed command. The works were strengthened and skirmishers were deployed on both flanks, but the arrival on the west bank of strong enemy columns, with artillery, soon made the position untenable. Upon reporting that the enemy was crossing the river above and below him, he was ordered to extricate his command and withdraw to Tennille. There he was joined early on the 26th by Gen. Wayne and
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-11.)
Location. 32° 46.933′ N, 82° 56.783′ W. Marker is in Oconee, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 57 and Unnamed private road leading S from GA Hwy 57 when traveling west on State Route 57. Touch for map. The marker is located approximately 1.2 miles west of Georgia Highway 68. It is approximately 1/3 mile east of the new bridge over the Oconee River. Marker is in this post office area: Oconee GA 31067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Irwinís Crossroad (approx. 7.6 miles away); Toomsboro (was approx. 8.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Robert Toombs (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconee.
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected on the west bank
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.