Toomsboro in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 23rd the Calvary advanced along the railroad and drove Confederate skirmishers from a stockade 2 miles from the river. They were relieved by Pott's brigade which, with one gun from the 1st Minnesota battery; drove the defenders of the second stockade and across the bridge; but, confine the to the railroad by the swamps on each side. Potts was unable to dislodge the defenders from their works on the east bank, from which rifle and artillery fire swept both the bridges and its one narrow approach.
Learning from Smith at Jackson Ferry was an abandoned road to the swamp impassable for troops and trains. Blair diverted to 17th Corps to Ball's ferry which had been secured by the Calvary. Smith destroyed two miles of trestle work and three
Erected 1957 by Georgia historical commission. (Marker Number 158-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 32° 49.29′ N, 83° 4.724′ W. Marker was in Toomsboro, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker was at the intersection of Irwinton Road (Georgia Route 57) and Main Street (County Route 112) on Irwinton Road. Click for map. Toomsboro is 40 miles east of Macon. Marker was in this post office area: Toomsboro GA 31090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Robert Toombs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major John Hatcher (approx. 4.9 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 5.5 miles away); Wilkinson County (approx. 5.6 miles away); George Henry Carswell (approx. 5.6 miles away); McIntyre (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toomsboro.
Also see . . . Georgia Civil War - Ball's Ferry Toomsboro Area. (Submitted on July 28, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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