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Near Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 14th Corps

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. The 14th Corps Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 5, 1865, Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis` 14th Corps of Gen. Sherman`s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped at Jacksonboro. Carlin`s and Morgan`s divisions had marched via Lumpkin`s Station (Munnerlyn) without trouble, but Baird`s division, marching on the extreme left, arrived via Sardis after supporting Kilpatrick`s cavalry division (USA) in its engagement with Wheeler`s cavalry corps (CSA) at Waynesboro on the 4th.

On the 6th, after rebuilding the bridge over Beaver Dam Creek, the 14th Corps, followed by the cavalry, moved south on the Old Savannah Road (Ga 24) toward Ebenezer.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-23A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 49.639′ N, 81° 37.337′ W. Marker is near Sylvania, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Burton's Ferry Highway (U.S. 301) and Waynsboro Highway (State Highway 24), in the median on Burton's Ferry Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles
The 14th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The 14th Corps Marker
The 14th Corps Marker,at right, with The Goodall House, Washington's Route, Jacksonboro, and John Abbot Markers, looking North
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Goodall House (here, next to this marker); Washington's Route (a few steps from this marker); John Abbot (a few steps from this marker); Jacksonboro (a few steps from this marker); Wesleyanna Memorial Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sylvania (approx. 5.4 miles away); Screven County (approx. 5.4 miles away); British Army Crossing (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sylvania.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Waynesboro. From Wikipedia: Annoyed by Wheeler's constant harassment, Kilpatrick set out on the morning of December 4 with his full division to attack Waynesboro and finally destroy Wheeler’s small command. Early in the morning, Kilpatrick, now supported by two infantry brigades dispatched from Baird's division of the XIV Corps, advanced from Thomas's Station six miles northward to burn the bridges over Brier Creek north and east of Waynesboro. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Union victory. NPS article (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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