The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia

The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia (HMW5K)

Location: McCaysville, GA 30555 Fannin County
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N 34° 59.25', W 84° 22.233'

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North of here on Madden Branch in Polk County, Tennessee, on November 29, 1864, during the American Civil War, six Georgians trying to enlist in the U.S. Army — Thomas Bell, Harvey Brewster, James T. Hughes, James B. Nelson, Elijah Robinson, Peter Parris, and Wyatt J. Parton-were executed by the notorious Confederate guerilla John P. Gatewood, "the long-haired, red-bearded beast from Georgia." The Madden Branch Massacre was one of several atrocities that occurred as the mountain counties divided into pro and anti-Confederate factions. Many Georgians resented the Confederacy's strong central government measures such as conscription, impressment, and taxation and resisted by enlisting in the 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (U.S.) and the 1st Georgia State Troops Volunteers (U.S.) or forming their own guerilla units.
HM NumberHMW5K
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number55-1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development for the Civil War 150 Commemoration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 8:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740007 N 3874816
Decimal Degrees34.98750000, -84.37055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.25', W 84° 22.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 15.00" N, 84° 22' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1160-1278 Blue Ridge Dr, McCaysville GA 30555, US
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