Battle of Mattox Gap- Shipp's Gap - GA
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N 34° 41.433 W 085° 11.295
16S E 665954 N 3840220
This marker was placed by the Son's of Confederate Veterans, John B. Gordon Camp 599 and is located on Hwy. 136 at Forest Road 250.
Waymark Code: WM3MFY
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 04/20/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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The marker reads as follows:

Here, October 16, 1864. The Gallant 24 South Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. Ellison Capers, participated in a delaying action, allowing General Hood's Confederate army to fall back into Alabama. The 24th SC. lost 4 officers and 40 men.
They behaved nobly in battle against the federal aggressors.

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Confederate Col. Ellison Capers

"Fate denied us victory, but crowned us with glorious immortality"
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