Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association, Inc
signs agreement with
Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
Wildlife Resources Division
“The Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association, Inc (BCRWBA). and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) have signed a “historic” agreement to work together to preserve the Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield located on the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area.
The Wildlife Resources Division will continue to be responsible for managing the Wildlife Management Areas for public access for outdoor recreation and the conservation of natural and cultural resources on these lands. The BCRWBA mission is to present and interpret the history, scientific, and culture of the area as it is reflected in its heritage of significant Revolutionary Period sites and resources by encouraging the permanent preservation of the site of the “Brier Creek Battle”, its natural history and related resources. Through exhibits, educational programs, and interpretation, the value of this heritage and its meaning and orientation to present-day life will be presented. It is considered that cultural history-related recreational opportunities can be most effectively increased by the construction and maintenance of the onsite Memorial Site area through cooperative efforts of the GA DNR, WRD, and the BCRWBA, Inc.
The BCRWBA, Inc. has made the following commitments relative to the restoration and maintenance of the Brier Creek battlefield memorial and the planned entrance. The association will make an initial assessment of the current condition and plan its future needs and conduct annual assessments. The association will restore the memorial area, mow and trim at least twice a month. The association will install a lighted flagpole and base surrounded by pavers and replace the National Ensign as needed. The association will install a granite marker engraved with the names of the units engaged in the battle. The association will erect a National Park Service-type panel with a multi-colored map illustrating the current understanding of the course of the battle and placement of units. An appropriate entrance sign is being designed and will be installed by the Association at the junction of Brannen’s Bridge Road and the Main Road into the battlefield.
Besides this agreement, the Association has been in touch with the Georgia Department of Transportation about making and erecting battlefield direction signs on all roads that are in the area of the battlefield. The GA DOT called the Association last week to let us know that the signs have been erected in Screven County.
The BCRWBA, Inc. will hold its 3rd Annual Banquet on Friday night, March 4, 2022, at a location to be announced in Screven County, GA. Also, the BCRWBA, Inc. held its 1st Semi-Annual Banquet on Thursday night, September 16, 2021, at the Reynolds Clubhouse in Swainsboro. The 2nd Semi-Annual Banquet will be held in Statesboro on Thursday night, September 15, 2022.
If you are interested in assisting and would like to become a member of the Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association, Inc. please contact our membership Chair Sandy Mercer at 478-232-7280 or e-mail him at email@example.com“. The only membership requirement is that you be interested!”
Dess Smith III