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Stapleton in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sylvan Grove

 
 
Sylvan Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
1. Sylvan Grove Marker
Inscription. Late on Nov. 26, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the left of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, camped at Sylvan Grove. Murray’s brigade covered the rear. At 2:00 A.M., the outpost (8th Indiana Cavalry) was attacked by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] and driven in. Supported by the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, it retired slowly to Murray’s barricaded camp.

Wheeler resumed the attack at daylight as Kilpatrick was moving off on the Waynesboro road, harassing the Union column and causing some losses, then turned toward Augusta to keep his command between Kilpatrick and that important Confederate munitions center.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 081-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 9.478′ N, 82° 27.377′ W. Marker is in Stapleton, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 296 and Fenns Bridge Road (Georgia Route 88), on the right when traveling north on State Route 296. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stapleton GA 30823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this
Sylvan Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
2. Sylvan Grove Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 4.8 miles away); William John Wren (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Quaker Road (approx. 5.8 miles away); Ways Baptist Church and Stellaville School (approx. 7.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 8.8 miles away); Glascock County National Bicentennial Monument (approx. 9.5 miles away); Glascock County Veterans Monument (approx. 9.5 miles away); Glascock County (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sylvan Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
3. Sylvan Grove Marker
Looking at the intersection of Georgia Highway 296 (right) with Georgia Highway 88. The marker is at an angle on the pole, apparently from contact.
Sylvan Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
4. Sylvan Grove Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 88, Fenns Bridge Road, toward Wrens.
Sylvan Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 7, 2011
5. Sylvan Grove Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 296 toward Stapleton.
 
 
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