McDonough in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Right Wing at McDonough
On Nov. 17th, the 15th Corps marched south on the Jackson Road. South of Locust Grove, Wood’s and Hazen’s divisions took a road to the west of Jackson and camped near Liberty Church (3 miles SW of Indian Springs). Smith’s and Corse’s divisions marched through Jackson and camped east of the town.
The 17th Corps (less G.A. Smith’s division) followed the 15th Corps to Jackson and camped in and near the town. G.A. Smith´s division, accompanied by the 1st Missouri Engineers (with a pontoon train), marched east from McDonough on the Key’s Ferry road and camped near South River, west of Hendricks’s Mill. Kilpatrick´s cavalry division marched
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 27.354′ N, 84° 9.11′ W. Marker is in McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlanta Street (U.S. 23) and Park Circle, on the right when traveling south on Atlanta Street. Click for map. The marker stands at the exit of a city park at the north edge of McDonough. Marker is in this post office area: McDonough GA 30253, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shingleroof Campground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Locust Grove Institute (approx. 7.5 miles away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Right Wing at Stockbridge (approx. 7.9 miles away); Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash Farm (approx. 8 miles away); Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks (approx. 8 miles away); "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McDonough.
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