Near Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
That evening, they camped near Ball’s Ferry (2 miles NW); but upon learning of a threat to his family, which was on a converging route some hours ahead, Mr. Davis decided to press on. After an all night ride over unfamiliar roads, he found them near the home of Mr. E. J. Blackshear, 10 miles north of Dublin, on the road leading south from this point.
After a hard journey via Dublin and Abbeville, they camped a mile N of Irwinville (93 miles SW) in the present Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park. At dawn on May 10th, his camp was surrounded by men of the 1st Wisconsin and 4th Michigan cavalry regiments [US] and he became a “state prisoner,” his hopes for a new nation, in which each state would exercise without interference its cherished “Constitutional rights,” forever dead.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 46.743′ N, 82° 55.606′ W. Marker is near Oconee, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 57 and Georgia Route 68, on the right when traveling west on State Route 57. Touch for map. 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. Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 5˝ miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 7 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 8.9 miles away); Toomsboro (was approx. 9.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Robert Toombs (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconee.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.