- Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864
State Historical Marker
- Located on U.S. 17 approx. nine miles north of Darien,
Near here, in Ebenezer Church,
23 old men were captured by Federal troops on the night of August
3rd, 1864. These civilians, too old for military service, were
the sold protection of McIntosh County, which was constantly
being plundered by forces from blockade gunboats.
Advised of the meeting by spies,
Federal troops surrounded the church in the darkness and opened
fire. The old men were captured and marched overland to Blue
and hall Landing near Darien, where they were put on board ship
and taken to northern prisons.
- CAPTURE OF 23 OLD MEN
- 095-33 GEORGIA HISTORICAL