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Near Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Griswoldville

 
 
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
1. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt’s brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was posted on the right to protect the movement from the persistent harassment of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] from the direction of Macon.

Near Griswoldville (7 miles SW), Walcutt was attacked by a division of Georgia Militia [CS] under Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips. After three hours of fighting in which both sides suffered severely, Phillips was forced to withdraw his command to Macon.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 55.75′ N, 83° 24.29′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 18 and Griswoldville Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 18. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Garrison Road
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
2. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away but has been reported missing); He Wouldn't Run (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Evacuation of Gordon (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pitts Chapel (approx. 5.5 miles away); The 15th Corps (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
3. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Looking northwest on Georgia Highway 18 toward Gray
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Looking southeast on Georgia Highway 18 (on the left) toward Gordon. Griswoldville Road is in the foreground, and the site of the town of Griswoldville is to the right (southwest).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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