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McIntosh County Historical Markers

Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Capture of 23 Old Men in 1864
  • Location: U.S. 17 approx. nine miles north of Darien

CAPTURE OF 23 OLD MEN IN 1864

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.

095-33 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957