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Conyers in Rockdale County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman at Conyers

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
1. Sherman at Conyers Marker
Inscription. On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, Morganís division, 14th Corps, of the Left Wing of Gen. Shermanís army [US], which had marched from Atlanta on the 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in this immediate vicinity with headquarters in Conyers (1/2 mi. N). During the day, the railroad had been destroyed from Lithonia to the Yellow River by the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics and details from Morganís division.

About noon on the 17th, Gen. Sherman and his staff stopped at the home of Mrs. Scott, in Conyers, where he learned from Augusta papers dated the 13th that his secret plan of operation had not yet been divined.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 122-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 39.922′ N, 84° 1.063′ W. Marker is in Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale County. Marker is on Green Street SW 0 miles east of Travis Street SW, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in the median of the drive entering the Conyers-Rockdale Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 864 Green Street, Conyers GA 30012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
2. Sherman at Conyers Marker
Looking toward Green Street from the library, the Sherman at Conyers Marker in to the left. The marker to the right is "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler.
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Fightiní Joe” Wheeler (a few steps from this marker); Rockdale County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Henry Quigg, D.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conyers Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rebecca Latimer Felton (approx. 8.8 miles away); Kitty's Cottage (approx. 8.9 miles away); Old Church - 1841 (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conyers.
 
More about this marker. This marker, originally located less than one-half mile east on Green Street, replaced an earlier marker of the same name. That marker had been located on US 278 prior to the construction of Interstate 20.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman at Conyers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 6, 2009
3. Sherman at Conyers Marker
Looking toward the library (under renovation), the Sherman at Conyers marker is on the right. The marker to the left is "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler.
 
 
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