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Campsite of Union Army

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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Campsite of Union Army Marker
Inscription. The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and Gordon and joined the left wing at Sandersville. More than 25,000 soldiers camped at this site on Nov. 22-25. The McKinley house, 500 yards north of this point, served as headquarters for Generals Jackson and Geary. The toll bridge which stood 50 yards below the present structure was destroyed on November 25.
 
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 5.118′ N, 83° 12.407′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 22/24 and Old River Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 22/24. Click for map. The marker is in heavy brush, and can be very difficult to see. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rock Landing (approx.
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Campsite of Union Army Marker
The view (enhanced) from Old River Bridge Road
0.2 miles away); Old Fort Fidius (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Defiance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 1.1 miles away); Provost Guard Campsite (approx. 1.1 miles away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Michael Dover, January 23, 2011
3. Campsite of Union Army Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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