Blackshear Trail historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Blackshear Trail historical marker
Creator:
Slappey, Leon
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Crisp County
Georgia--History--War of 1812
Location:
United States, Georgia, Crisp County, 31.922932, -83.768104
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Ga. 300 approx. 1 mile southwest of U.S. 280 junction, west of Cordele
Text of marker: "BLACKSHEAR TRAIL. Blackshear Trail, made by General David Blackshear during the War of 1812, was used by General Andrew Jackson when he led his troops from Fort Hawkins, now Macon, through Hartford, now Hawkinsville, to Fort Early in 1818. The section was roadless except for this and a few Indian trails. General Jackson used it in his campaign against the Seminole and Creek Indians. The Battle of Skin Cypress Pond was fought on the Blackshear Trail. During the battle three U.S. soldiers and a number of Indians were killed. They were buried at the site of the battle in unmarked graves. 040-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1989"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_blackshear-trail
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_blackshear-trail
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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