Battle of Hitchity historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Hitchity historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chattahoochee County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chattahoochee County, 32.3469718, -84.7870497
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 27 about 3 miles south of Cusseta at Hitchity Creek
Text of marker: "BATTLE OF HITCHITY. In February, 1836, after rumors of unrest among the Creek Indians and a report of 500 having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Bryants Ferry, 22 members of the Georgia Militia under Col. John H. Watson were sent out from Columbus to investigate the rumor. At the mouth of Upatoi Creek they found 40 armed Indians returning to the ferry. The Indians took cover immediately and commenced firing. After some firing on both sides two of the white men were killed and two wounded. The Militia left the field, returning to Columbus, and the Indians continued to their homes in Alabama. This fight became known as the Battle of Hitchity. 026-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-hitchity
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-hitchity
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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