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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battles of Dunlap Farm

 
 
Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
1. Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker
This photo is of the marker at its old location, out on Emery Highway. See editor's want list below.
Inscription. On July 30, 1864, Gen. Stoneman with 2,500 cavalry crossed Walnut Creek & placed his cannon on a ridge on the Dunlap farm. He attacked Macon to capture the gold in the Confederate Depository; to destroy the Armory, Arsenal & Laboratories, the bridges & railroads; and to free the prisoners at Camp Oglethorpe & later at Andersonville. He was unsuccessful, being forced to retreat by forces under Gens. Howell Cobb and Joseph E. Johnston. These forces comprised 1,000 State Militia, 600 Tennesseans, & the Home Guard made up of old men, youths & convalescent soldiers. Gov. Brown was on the field.

On Nov. 20, 1864 Macon was again attacked by Federal cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick from this same ridge. Confederate forces under Colonel Colmes repulsed the attackers. Macon was thus saved from capture for the second time.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.575′ N, 83° 36.205′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Ocmulgee National Park Road 0.2 miles from Emery Highway (Georgia Route 80), on
Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
2. Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker
the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker located on the grounds of Ocmulgee National Monument Park. Park address is 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (about 700 feet away); Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid (about 700 feet away); Fort Hawkins (approx. 0.6 miles away); War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Hawkins (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
More about this marker. Marker was previously located outside of fence line of the park. In 2013 in conjunction with two National Parks Services markers placed on park grounds, this marker was moved to its present location inside the park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker is in the Distance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
3. Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker is in the Distance
The Dunlap House Marker is in the foreground.
Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker at its Previous Location on Emery Highway image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
4. Battles of Dunlap Farm Marker at its Previous Location on Emery Highway
Looking east on Emery Highway, US 23-80-129, toward the entrance to the Ocmulgee National Monument. Turn right at the light and go about 2/10th of a mile to find the marker.
Dunlap Farm House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
5. Dunlap Farm House
Built c. 1856, today the house is on the Ocmulgee National Monument property, and serves as the home of the Superintendent.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 110 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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