Sharon Plantation GA.
What: British officer & Creek Indians vs. Anthony Wayne, 24 May 1782
Where: 32.09044 -81.17035
Maps: [map notes]
- NBBAS:Four. P.72.
- David McKissack, "Colonel Thomas Posey and the
Last (Virginia) Battalion", SCAR n/l Vol.4, No.4-5-6, p.43. "Wayne's camp at Sharon was northwest of Savannah."
- Hugh Harrington, “The Enemy are Hounded”. SCAR n/l, Vol.3., No.4, p34. "However, Greene may have been referring to the action of the
night of June 23, 1782. Emistisiguo, Upper Creek chief and
faithful friend of the notorious Tory provincial Col. Thomas
Brown, attacked Wayne’s main force encamped at Mrs. Gibbons’
plantation, also known as “Sharon,” at about 3 am. Almost
instantly the Indians were in the camp driving out the Americans.
Wayne’s horse was shot from under him. Wayne formed his
infantry and led a bayonet charge waving his sword and shouting
“death or victory”. Emistisiguo along with several of his men was
killed. Twelve prisoners were taken who were later executed.44 A
delegation of Savannah merchants came out under a flag of truce
to talk with Wayne on July 1st. The formal surrender took place
on July 11th."
- "Edward Telfair (1735-1807)", New Georgia Encyclopedia. "Telfair died on September 17, 1807, at his Savannah townhouse. His body was taken to Savannah's Colonial Cemetery, where a religious service was held and military honors were performed. He was buried in the family vault at his Sharon plantation near Savannah. In the year of Telfair's death, Telfair County was created and named in his honor. Years later, his remains would be removed to Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, where in 1860 his surviving daughters erected a memorial to their father's memory."
- Sherman's Calendar.... Too late for this work.
listing 5/24/1782 near Sharon. Shown as draw.
Confidence level: 2