Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, marched east from Atlanta in two columns. The 20th Corps, Brig. Gen. A. S. Williams, USA, moved through Social Circle and Madison, feinted at Augusta, then turned south through Eatonton, reaching Milledgeville on the 22nd. The 14th Corps, Maj. Gen. J. C. Davis, USA, accompanied by Gen. Sherman, turned southeast via Covington and Shady Dale, reaching Milledgeville on the 23rd.
On Nov. 18th, the 14th Corps moved through Covington, camping that night in and east of town and on the banks of Ulcofauhachee (Alcovy) River, four miles east. The 20th Corps destroyed the Georgia
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 107-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 36.18′ N, 83° 51.504′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is on U.S. 278 0 miles west of Elm Street NE when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in a picnic area in front of a Dairy Queen restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stoneman Raid (here, next to this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (a few steps from this marker); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Covington City School (approx. half a mile away); City Hall (approx. half a mile away); The Female College (approx. half a mile away); The Capture of Covington (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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