Watkinsville in Oconee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Stoneman Raid
Both brigades marched toward Eatonton (42 miles S). Separating, they rejoined next day north of Madison (20 miles S). Adams having marched via Eatonton and Madison (where he destroyed valuable property and supplies) and Capron via Rutledge (9 miles W of Madison). Late on August 1st, they camped “twelve miles from the bridge crossing the Oconee river, near Athens.”
Next morning they entered Watkinsville. Hoping to resupply his command at Athens, and to “destroy the armory and other government works” there, Adams advanced to the river bridge (4 miles N). Unable to cross in the face of artillery fire, he turned up the west bank toward Jefferson (26 miles NW). Capron, who had waited near Watkinsville, attempted to follow
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 108-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 51.828′ N, 83° 24.564′ W. Marker is in Watkinsville, Georgia, in Oconee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Georgia Route 15) and Third Street North, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. The Marker is in front of the Eagle Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Watkinsville GA 30677, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Oconee County (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Bishop A. G. Haygood and Miss Laura A. Haygood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jeannette Rankin's Georgia Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Andrew (approx. 4.5 miles away); Elder Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Chestnut Grove School (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watkinsville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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