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Near Newton in Baker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp

 
 
Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker
Inscription. Near here in Chickasawachee Swamp a decisive battle of the Southern Indian Wars was fought July 3, 1836. About 300 warriors were entrenched on an island in the swamp, after a raid in which they killed several settlers. A force of militia under command of Col. Thomas Beall followed them into the swamp and a fierce battle was fought. A number of Indians were killed, and 13 soldiers wounded, 1 mortally. A large amount of plunder taken on the raid on Roanoke was recovered here. This battle broke the Indians’ march into Florida, and scattered their main force into small parties.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 004-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 23.321′ N, 84° 28.892′ W. Marker is near Newton, Georgia, in Baker County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 37 and Clear Lake Road (County Route 121), on the right when traveling north on State Route 37. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leary GA 39862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker County (approx.
Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker
Looking east on Clear Lake Road, toward the Chickasawachee Swamp
10 miles away); Calhoun County (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 37, toward the town of Leary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,505 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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