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Buckhead in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Federal Raid

 
 
Federal Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 13, 2008
1. Federal Raid Marker
Inscription. On Saturday, November 19, 1864, Federal troops under Gen. Geary, Sherman’s 20th Army Corps, drove a small detachment of Confederate soldiers out of Buckhead, ate dinner and then destroyed the water tank, all railroad buildings and a large supply of cordwood. Moving out of Buckhead, the Federals destroyed the railroad to the Oconee River, there burning the bridge and railroad supplies. They destroyed gins and mills, 330 bales of cotton and 50,000 bushels of corn. That night they camped at Blue Springs (now Swords) on the plantation of Col. Lee Jordan.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 104-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.104′ N, 83° 21.75′ W. Marker is in Buckhead, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Railroad Street / Parks Mill Road, on the right when traveling south on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located at a small gazebo in the center of Buckhead, at an intersection of the railroad tracks, West Main Street, Parks Mill Road, and Wagnon Street. Marker is in this post office area: Buckhead GA 30625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Federal Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 13, 2008
2. Federal Raid Marker
After a small accident, the monopole is no longer upright.
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Mathews (approx. 3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.4 miles away); Swords (approx. 3.6 miles away); Park's Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bethany (approx. 4.4 miles away); Springfield (approx. 6 miles away); Community Settlement (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buckhead.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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