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Newington in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

British Headquarters

 
 
British Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. British Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Near Hudson`s Ferry, about four miles east of Newington, General Augustine Prevost in command of 4000 British regulars made headquarters and constructed redoubts in February, 1779. The complete occupation of Georgia was directed and effected from this point.

General Prevost, cleverly masking his troop movements, left Hudson`s Ferry March 1st, 1779 with 1500 of His Majesty`s best troops. He encircled General Ashe`s Continentals and North Carolina Militia of 2300 men at the Freeman-Miller Bridge, attacked them from the rear and practically destroyed them.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.333′ N, 81° 30.185′ W. Marker is in Newington, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue/Savannah Highway (Georgia Route 21) west of Walton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newington GA 30446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Newington Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Middle Ground Baptist Church
British Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
2. British Headquarters Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); The Confederate Line (approx. 5 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 8.8 miles away); Washington Slept Here (approx. 9.1 miles away); 1804 New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 9.9 miles away); Old Mount Pleasant (approx. 10.8 miles away); Cooperville (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for General Augustine Prevost. Prévost assumed command and defended the town that year from a combined French and Continental force in an action that came to be known as the Siege of Savannah. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
British Headquarters Marker, as seen along route Ga-21, in Newington image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. British Headquarters Marker, as seen along route Ga-21, in Newington
Marker alongside one-time Railroad siding image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Marker alongside one-time Railroad siding
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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