Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sherman's March To The Sea :
Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-19.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 4.589′ N, 81° 9.545′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Chatham Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Telfair Place and Telfair Road. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31405, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Sengstacke Abbott Boyhood Home (approx. 1.8 miles Jasper Spring (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Jasper Spring (approx. 2 miles away); Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History (approx. 2.1 miles away); Laurel Grove South Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Great Dane Dog (approx. 2.9 miles away); Silence (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sailors' Burial Ground (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Georgia Historical Quarterly, Summer2005, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p135, 21p:
The siege lines on the western edge of the city ran, on and off, for some twelve to thirteen miles from the Savannah River to Little Ogeechee River and along the various river approaches, and much of it is discernible today. Fort Pulaski, Fort Jackson, and Fort McAllister are well preserved and open to the public. Fort Bartow at Causton Bluff is still visible despite recent development and a large earthen fort remains at the southern end of Wormsloe Plantation. Also on Wormsloe are extensive Confederate earthworks built to guard the wooden bridge (long since gone) connecting Isle of Hope with Skidaway Island. These positions were garrisoned by troops, including the Chatham Artillery, from nearby Camp Claghorn on Isle of Hope. Gun positions can still be seen at Rose Dhu near Coffee Bluff. Also the remnants of Fort Boggs can be found on the Savannah Golf and Country Club. Finally, an impressive set of gun positions and flanking trenches lie in the woods adjacent to Abercorn Street across from Armstrong Atlantic State University, although the left flank of these positions has been cut off by the expansion of the road. These works were apparently placed there to guard Montgomery Road, which then ran down a portion of what is today Abercorn Street, and the nearby Gulf & Atlantic rail line.
— Submitted January 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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