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Near Tilton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

R.R. Wood Station

½ mi. →

 
 
R.R. Wood Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. R.R. Wood Station Marker
Inscription. Approx. site of John H. Green’s wood station during the 1860’s – which was a fuel supply depot of the State R.R.

April 12, 1862: Andrews’ Raiders (US), with the locomotive GENERAL, paused to wood up while closely pursued by the locomotive TEXAS (CS).

May 9, 1864: 18 men of the 9th Illinois mounted infantry (US), burned station & cut telegraph wires – an episode of McPherson’s (US) first move on Resaca. The severed wires were spliced by two intrepid women of the vicinity: Mrs.Bachman and her sister, Miss Carrie Sims.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 37.353′ N, 84° 56.403′ W. Marker is near Tilton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Nance Spring Road and Gracie Road, on the right when traveling east on East Nance Spring Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Nance Spring Road, Tifton GA 31794, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Resaca (approx. Ľ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Cemetery Resaca (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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