Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
February 10, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee requested permission from Gov. Joseph E. Brown to dismantle the stronghold as "the inhabitants of the island and Brunswick have removed themselves and property" to inland points. Maj. Edward C. Anderson removed the guns, sending them to Savannah.
March 9, 1862, Lt. Miller of the USS Mohican landed a rifle company and marines, hoisting the Union flag over the island.
In January, 1863, to strengthen fortifications at Port Royal, S.C., a Federal force was sent by flatboat to seize the railroad irons. Some of the men who had helped build the defenses guided the detachment to them and "the men enjoyed demolishing them far more than they had relished their construction."
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-38.)
Marker series. This marker Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 4.237′ N, 81° 25.579′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the south end of Jekyll Island Airport, at a roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taking Care of Family ( approx. 0.6 miles away); The Active Life ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Up In Smoke ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Evolution of Elegance ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Jekyll Island Club Wharf ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Men of Means ( approx. 0.9 miles away); The Skeet House ( approx. 0.9 miles away); First Transcontinental Call ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
Also see . . .
1. The first USS Mohican. 1862. In company with sloop Pocahontas and schooner Potomska, she took possession of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island near Brunswick, Georgia on 9 and 10 March, but found them deserted because of a general Confederate withdrawal from the seacoast and coastal islands. (Submitted on March 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Confederate Battery - Jekyll Island, Georgia (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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