2018-02-08 / Front Page

Campaign 1776, Rep. Hice, Dooley to announce ‘preservation victory’

Next Monday, February 12, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) will join Campaign 1776, an initiative of the Civil War Trust, as they announce a major preservation victory at Kettle Creek battlefield in Wilkes County at the scene of a pivotal Revolutionary War combat.

Hice will participate in a news conference with Vince Dooley, former University of Georgia football coach and Civil War author; James Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Trust, and other historic preservation leaders. The Trust preserves battlefields of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.

Hice is a strong advocate for preserving America’s historic battlefields. Dooley, twice named National Coach of the Year, led the University of Georgia’s football team to its 1980 National Championship. He is chairman of the Georgia Historical Society and is a Civil War Trust board member and author of “The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1853- 1863.”

The Battle of Kettle Creek, fought on February 14, 1779, was a surprise victory for the Continental Army and heralded later American successes in the southern states.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 12, at the Kettle Creek Battlefield Park, at the end of War Hill Road, nine miles southwest of Washington off Georgia Route 44. Follow Campaign 1776 signs for parking.

Refreshments, music, musketry, and living historians will be featured. For a map of the event location, visit: https://binged.it/2CdwT7u. Drivers using GPS may enter 3385-3151 Courtground Road, Washington, Georgia, to take them to the beginning of War Hill Road.

Campaign 1776 is an initiative of the Civil War Trust, America’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its purpose is to protect the battlefields of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

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