Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Stoneman Raid
On the 30th, at Clinton (12 miles NE), he detached a party of the 14th Illinois Cavalry, which wrecked the railway facilities at Gordon (20 miles E), burned the railway bridge over the Oconee River, and escaped via Milledgeville. He then advanced to East Macon where he was checked by the Georgia Militia, at Dunlapís farm, supported by a battery in Fort Hawkins. Unable to advance, and learning that Confederate cavalry was advancing through Macon, he shelled the city briefly, then withdrew toward Monticello.
Next morning, Sunday the 31st, he was brought to bay at Sunshine Church (7 miles N of Clinton)
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 50.399′ N, 83° 37.888′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Mulberry Street 0 miles west of New Street, in the median. The marker stands in the median near the east-bound lane of Mulberry, just east of the crossover where the street narrows. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Fencing from Findlay Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Asa Holt House (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (about 600 feet away, Mulberry Street Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Library Ballroom / College Discotheque (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowles-Bond House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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