Near Burroughs in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal
On the 8th, Corse moved down the east bank to this point and found the bridge over the canal in flames. He rebuilt it, then camped here for the night. On the 9th, Smith arrived with the corps trains. Corse moved forward to the Darien road (US 17), defeated a small Confederate force entrenched astride both roads, and drove it toward Savannah. On the 10th, Corse moved north of Little Ogeechee River followed by Hazen who, having secured the bridge over the Canoochee, had crossed the Ogeechee at Dillon's Bridge. Smith moved north along the canal, followed by Woods who had crossed the Ogeechee at Fort Argyle. That night, Corse, Woods and
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-72.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 1.419′ N, 81° 19.027′ W. Marker is near Burroughs, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Argyle Road (State Highway 204) and Bush Drive, on the left when traveling west on Fort Argyle Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savannah-Ogeechee Canal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Bridge (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Argyle (approx. 5 miles away); Hazen's Division at the Canoochee River (approx. 5 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 5.1 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The 17th Missouri Volunteer. a General Peter J. Osterhaus, (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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