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The Stoneman Raid; The Battle of King's Tanyard (Barrow County)
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N 33° 59.527 W 083° 43.285
17S E 248624 N 3764621
Quick Description: Describes military actions in the area in 1864. Jug Tavern & King's Tanyard are old names for Winder and a 'suburb'.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2005 9:44:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM2B0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 138

Long Description:
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest." To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman's calvary to cut the Macon railway by which its defenders were supplied. At the Battle of Sunshine Church (19 miles NE of Macon). Stoneman surrendered with 600 men to Brig Gen Alfred Iverson Jr., after covering the escape northward of Adams' and Capron's bigades. Both units retreated via Athens. Intending to resupply their commandsthere and to "destroy the armory and othe government works," but they were stopped at the river bridge south of Athens by Home Guard units with a battery of guns. Unable to cross, they turned west; Capron on the Hog Mountain road through Jug Tavern (Winder), and Adams on roads farther north by which he reached the Union lines near Marietta without further losses. Capron passed through Jug Tavern late that noght and marched to King's Tanyard (5 miles NW on state 211) where he halted for two hours to rest his exausted command. Before dawn on August 3rd, he was suprosed by Williams' Kentucky brigade. About 430 of his men were captured and sent to Athens, a few escaping through the woods. Capron himself, with six men, reached the Union lines near Marietta four days later on foot. This action, known also as the Battle of Jug Tavern, was the final event of the Federal fiasco called the Stoneman Raid.
Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 007-4

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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