“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Provost Guard Campsite

Provost Guard Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. Provost Guard Campsite Marker
Inscription. The 3rd Wisconsin and the 107th New York Regiments, having been detailed for provost duty, encamped on this square, November 22-25, 1864. The State Arsenal on the north side of the square was burned. The magazine, which stood on the opposite side, was destroyed with explosives. Considerable damage was wrought to the churches and the Statehouse. The State Library was plundered and books were destroyed. Otherwise, little permanent damage was done to Milledgeville's houses and public buildings.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 4.805′ N, 83° 13.494′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Greene Street and North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east on East Greene Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexis de Tocqueville (a few steps from this marker); Georgia's Secession Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); Troup-Clark Political Feud (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Statehouse Square (about 500 feet away); Site of Fort Defiance (about 500 feet away); The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy (about 500 feet away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 33 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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