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Davisboro in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fenn's Bridge

 
 
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
1. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Shermanís army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville on its destructive March to the Sea. The 20th Corps (Williams) and Carlinís division, 14th Corps (Davis), moved to Davisboro and camped for the night. Morganís and Bairdís divisions, 14th Corps, marched NE and crossed Ogeechee River here at Fennís Bridge.

Baird turned right ½ mile NE of the bridge and camped on the lower road. Morgan camped on the Hudson place at Grange. Initially, Wheeler left Fennís Bridge intact for his own use; a later attempt to destroy it was foiled by the arrival of Baird and Morgan.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 2.601′ N, 82° 36.334′ W. Marker is in Davisboro, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Fenn's Bridge Road (Georgia Route 88) half a mile south of Belmont Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is just south of the GA Highway 88 bridge over the Ogeechee River. Marker is in this post office area: Davisboro GA 31018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
2. Fenn's Bridge Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 3.8 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 8.3 miles away); Riddleville (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Ogeechee River (approx. 10.5 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 10.9 miles away); Rocky Comfort Creek (approx. 11.2 miles away); Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
3. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Looking north on GA 88; the bridge over the Ogeechee River, where Fenn's Bridge stood, can be seen in the distance (marked by the small green sign).
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
4. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Looking south on GA Highway 88 toward Sandersville
 
 
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