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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman’s March to the Sea

 
 
Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 3, 2006
1. Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker
Inscription. Near this site on November 7, 1864 General Sherman received orders from President Lincoln and General Grant to proceed with his plans to march his army from Atlanta to the sea. Thus, the infamous March to the Sea originated in Kingston. This action resulted in a new type of warfare known as total war, where cities, towns, farms, plantations, and civilians were considered targets to end the war.
 
Erected by Etowah Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 14.117′ N, 84° 56.717′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Elliott Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. The marker is at the front of the Kingston Women's History Club Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 East Main Street, Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kingston Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Andrews Raiders at Kingston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis
Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 3, 2006
2. Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker
(about 500 feet away); Confederate Memorial Day (about 500 feet away); Rome Railroad (about 500 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (about 500 feet away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2011
3. Sherman’s March to the Sea Marker
The marker standing in front of the Kingston Museum
 
 
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