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Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Hinesville

 
 
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman's army (US) which was then closing in on Savannah, met here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson's brigade of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry corps of the Army of Tennessee (CS). Wheeler's corps and units of the Georgia Militia had offered steady resistance to Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah.

After a sharp skirmish through the town, the Confederate detachment withdrew toward the Canoochee River to rejoin Iverson.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-24.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 31° 50.44′ N, 81° 35.681′ W. Marker is in Hinesville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on West Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Ryon Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinesville GA 31313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Liberty County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradwell Park
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking north on US 84/Ga 38 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking north on US 84/Ga 38
(approx. half a mile away); The Bacon-Fraser House (approx. half a mile away); Liberty County (approx. half a mile away); Liberty County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Fort Morris Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Charlton Hines House (approx. half a mile away); Hinesville Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hinesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gen. Alfred Iverson. He is best known for a disastrous infantry assault at the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Hinesville's war history includes a series of skirmishes in and around the town. With nearby Midway and Flemington under the control of the Seventh Illinois Infantry, Hinesville was a target for scouting and raiding parties. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking south on US 84 at Ryon Ave. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
3. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking south on US 84 at Ryon Ave.
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker
Looking north along West Oglethorpe Hwy.
Gen. Alfred Iverson Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
5. Gen. Alfred Iverson
 
 
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