Battle of Breakfast Branch

Battle of Breakfast Branch (HMQTC)

Location: Abbeville, GA 31001 Wilcox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 56.284', W 83° 16.409'

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Near this spot on March 9, 1818, 34 men of the Telfair County Militia, commanded by Major Josiah D. Cawthon, engaged about 60 Creek Indians in combat. Four Indians and five whites, including Capt. Benjamin Mitchell Griffin were killed. Three whites, including Mark Willcox (later Major General), were wounded. Willcox was saved by Nat Statham and Wiley Ellison who carried him back to the Ocmulgee river while under fire. This was the last battle between Indians and whites in this vicinity.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker Number156-5
Year Placed1987
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] GEORGIAINFO  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 285088 N 3535827
Decimal Degrees31.93806667, -83.27348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 56.284', W 83° 16.409'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 56' 17.0400" N, 83° 16' 24.5400" W
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Area Code(s)229
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7474 US-129, Abbeville GA 31001, US
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