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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

February 26, 1864

Skirmish on Whitemarsh Island Reported

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported on a brief skirmish on Whitemarsh Island, near Savannah.

Repulse of the enemy at white-march Island, near Savannah. From the following dispatch received by Gen. Beauregard, it will be observed that the enemy have attempted a landing at Whitemarsh Island, near Savannah, where they received a signal repulse: Savanna H, Feb, 22, 1864. To Brig. General Thos Jordan: The enemy landed on Whitemarsh to day in considerable force, but were repulsed by our troops and left the Island precipitately. (Signed) H W Mercer, Brigadier General.