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Old Fort Clark Site - Marker 3b

This side of the marker shows: 1st panel, Gen David Blackshear who built Ft. Clark and other forts on Ocmulgee River in War of 1812; second panel shows a drawing of how Ft. Clark might have appeared (at least it has the basic characteristics included in various descriptions of these forts); 3rd panel shows a map of forts as they were distributed along the Ocmulgee River from Horse Creek in Telfair Co. (Ft. McIntosh) all the way to Ft. Hawkins in Jones Co. (now Bibb Co., Macon, Ga.). 4th panel shows Soldiers Pond where a soldier of Gen. Blackshear's unit died and Gen. Blackshear buried him there at the pond (hence, Soldiers Pond). I included a little poem "The Soldier Died That Night" in this panel. Here are the last three lines of the poem:
"To it he gave not his name - just "Soldier"
For he had fought his final weary fight
As he died at Soldiers Pond that night."
[For Full Text of Poem go to picture of Soldiers Pond in this Photo Album/Gallery]

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