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

Rocky Comfort Creek

 
 
Rocky Comfort Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
1. Rocky Comfort Creek Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Davisboro to Louisville, the main body on this road. Jackson’s and Geary’s divisions, 20th Corps, along the Central Railroad, and Morgan’s and Baird's divisions, 14th Corps, via Fenn’s Bridge (12 miles NW).

When Baird’s division, which had camped on the road from Fenn's Bridge, reached this point, the bridge over Rocky Comfort Creek had been destroyed by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS].

Pontoniers of the 58th Indiana Infantry bridged the stream with pontoons in time to permit Baird and Morgan to clear the bridge without seriously delaying the main body.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 081-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 59.732′ N, 82° 25.278′ W. Marker is near Louisville, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 221 0.1 miles east of Grange Road (Georgia Route 171), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is southwest of the bridge over Rocky Comfort Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville GA 30434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Rocky Comfort Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
2. Rocky Comfort Creek Marker
other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louisville, Georgia (approx. ¾ mile away); Market House (approx. ¾ mile away but has been reported missing); Site of Capitol Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); To Commemorate the Site of the First Permanent Capitol of Georgia (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Yazoo Fraud" (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Ogeechee River (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Wood's Fort (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rocky Comfort Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
3. Rocky Comfort Creek Marker
Looking northeast on US Highway 221; the bridge over Rocky Comfort Creek can be seen in the far distance (at the green sign).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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