Battles of Dunlap Farm historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battles of Dunlap Farm historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Bibb County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Bibb County, 32.80659, -83.69776
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: U.S. 80 opposite the entrance to the Ocmulgee Natl. Monument
Text of marker: "BATTLES OF DUNLAP FARM. On July 30, 1864, Gen. Stoneman with 2,500 cavalry crossed Walnut Creek & placed his cannon on a ridge on the Dunlap farm. He attacked Macon to capture the gold in the Confederate Depository; to destroy the Armory, Arsenal & Laboratories; the bridges & railroads; and to free the prisoners at Camp Oglethorpe & later at Andersonville. He was unsuccessful, being forced to retreat by forces under Gens. Howell Cobb & Joseph E. Johnston. These forces comprised 1,000 State Militia, 600 Tennesseans & the Home guard made up of old men, youths & convalescent soldiers. Gov. Brown was on the field. On Nov. 20, 1864, Macon was again attacked by Federal cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick from this same ridge. Confederate forces under Colonel Colmes repulsed the attackers. Macon was thus saved from capture the second time. 011-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battles-of-dunlap-farm
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battles-of-dunlap-farm
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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