Civil War Slave Conspiracy

Civil War Slave Conspiracy (HMR0L)

Location: Quitman, GA 31643 Brooks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 47.067', W 83° 33.6'

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In August 1864, during the American Civil War, four men were executed in Brooks County, Georgia, for conspiring to plot a slave insurrection. The conspirators - led by a local white man, John Vickery, and three slaves named Nelson, George, and Sam - planned to seize weapons and take control of the town of Quitman, securing it for the U.S. Army in nearby Florida. Local authorities discovered the plot before it could be carried out. All four conspirators were convicted of insurrection and executed on August 22, 1864. Anti-Confederate activity such as this, along with food riots, draft evasion, and labor unrest, increased during the final year of the war.
HM NumberHMR0L
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number14-1
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for the Civil War 150 Commemoration
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 255019 N 3408516
Decimal Degrees30.78445000, -83.56000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 47.067', W 83° 33.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 47' 4.02" N, 83° 33' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 S Court St, Quitman GA 31643, US
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