James Screven & Daniel Stewart Monument - Midway, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 31° 48.366 W 081° 25.871
17R E 459186 N 3519024
Quick Description: A large Revolutionary War monument dedicated to Generals James Screven and Daniel Sterwart is located in the center of the Midway Cemetery in Midway, Georgia, and was dedicated to these two men in 1915.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 12:51:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM43M5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 23

Long Description:
James Screven and Daniel Stewart, to whom the monument is dedicated, are buried in Midway Cemetery. A self-guided tour brochure for the Midway Cemetery (available at the Midway Museum across the street for 25 cents) provides the following information:

James Screven was a member of the Provincial Congress that met in Savannah, July 4, 1775, as a member from St. John's Parish. He was captain of the St. John's Rangers and was made Brigadier General by the Georgia Legislature. He was killed in a skirmish with the British under Colonel Provost, about a mile south of Midway Church, November 22, 1778. General Screven Way, a highway in Hinesville, Georgia leading to Fort Stewart, as well as a County and town were named after this famous man. The monument in the middle of the cemetery is dedicated to him and General Daniel Stewart.

Fort Stewart, Georgia was named after this great man. Daniel Stewart, born in St. John's Parish December 20, 1761, joined the Revolutionary Army at the age of fifteen. He fought under Sumter and Marion. He especially distinguished himself in the Indian Wars after the Revolution and was made a Brigadier General. Later he served in the Legislature for a number of years. He was the great-grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Type of Memorial: Monument

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