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Battle of Narrows

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By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
1. Battle of Narrows Marker
Inscription. This battle was fought Oct. 12, 1864 between Confederate troops and Union cavalry in the nearby mountain pass.

A Confederate victory saved Habersham county from pilaging by Union troops and camp followers and also saved grain fields for Confederate troops. There was a [CS] drill field near the site of the battle.

Some historians have called this the “Battle of Currahee” because it was fought in sight of Currahee mountain. Casualties were small and the wounded were cared for by neighbors.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 006-3B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.423′ N, 83° 31.969′ W. Marker is in Baldwin, Georgia, in Banks County. Marker is on Homer Road (U.S. 441) 0.1 miles north of Womack Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in a City of Baldwin Roadside Park adjoining the northbound lanes of US Highway 441, immediately south of the Banks County/Habersham County line. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin GA 30511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured
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By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
2. Battle of Narrows Marker
as the crow flies. “Hawkins Line” (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian War Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hilliard Almond Wilbanks (approx. 1.9 miles away); Middle River Volunteers (approx. 4.2 miles away); Leatherwood Baptist Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Home of Johnny Mize (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Robert Mize (approx. 5.2 miles away); Piedmont College (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
3. Battle of Narrows Marker
Looking north on US Highway 441 toward Habersham County
Battle of Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
4. Battle of Narrows Marker
Looking south on US Highway 441 (on the right); the roadside park is on the left.
Battle of Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 2, 2011
5. Battle of Narrows Marker
Looking south at the City of Baldwin Roadside Park; a second marker, for the "Hawkins Line" is visible at the south side of the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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