Midville in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sherman at Midville
The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, marched south via Jackson and Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball's Ferry. The 15th Corps (Osterhaus) marched on roads west of the Ogeechee River. The 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA, which has been joined by Gen. Sherman and his staff at Tennille, moved on roads south of the railroad and Williamson Swamp Creek until opposite Burton (Midville), Station 9 1/2, CRR. On the 30th, the 17th Corps crossed the Ogeechee River and Gen. Sherman's headquarters were established here in Burton. That night, the depot and other railway facilities were completely destroyed.
Next morning, the 17th
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 017-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 49.157′ N, 82° 14.082′ W. Marker is in Midville, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street (Georgia Route 56) and Lee Street (Georgia Highway 17), on the right when traveling north on Jones Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midville GA 30441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Savannah Road (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Bark Camp Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bark Camp Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sherman at the Jones Plantation (approx. 5.5 miles away); Summerville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 7.9 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of Capitol Building (approx. 16 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert Hill Powers of Midville, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,283 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Robert Hill Powers of Midville, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.