Battle of Breakfast Branch historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Breakfast Branch historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Wilcox County
Creek Indians--Wars--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Wilcox County, 31.9729, -83.43236
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 129 at County Road 70 south of Abbeville
Text of marker: "BATTLE OF BREAKFAST BRANCH. 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. 156-5 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1987"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-breakfast-branch
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-breakfast-branch
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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