Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid
Ocmulgee National Monument
In the summer of 1864, during the siege of Atlanta, Union Cavalry General George Stoneman conducted a raid on Central Georgia cutting the Confederate supply line and the Central Georgia railroad. Stoneman and his troops destroyed everything in their path on the way to Macon. Stonemanís personal mission was to destroy the city and free Union officers imprisoned at Camp Oglethorpe. Fighting took place on July 30th when Stoneman ordered the city bombarded and his troops to advance. One shell that was fired struck the home of Judge Asa Holt, now known as the Cannonball House. Confederate troops under General Howell Cobb formed in East Macon and repelled the Union attack. Unable to take the city, Stoneman retreated, and was stopped
Erected 2013 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 50.482′ N, 83° 36.127′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Ocmulgee National Park Road 0.2 miles south of Emery Highway (U.S. 23/80), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker located on the grounds of Ocmulgee National Monument Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dunlap House (here, next to this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battles of Dunlap Farm (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (about 700 feet away); Fort Hawkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hawkins (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
More about this marker. This marker is conjoined with a different National Park Service marker titled "The Dunlap House"
Regarding Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid. These markers were dedicated in the spring of 2013. At the same time two Georgia metal roadside markers were relocated from outside the park to within 75 feet of these National Park Service markers. (The Dunlap House 011-3 and Battles of Dunlap Farm 011-5).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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