“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Alexander in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Sherman's Left Wing

Sherman's Left Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. Sherman's Left Wing Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 4, 1864, Kilpatrick`s cavalry division (USA) of Gen. Sherman`s army, supported by two brigades of Baird`s infantry division of the 14th Corps, drove units of Wheeler`s cavalry corps (CSA) out of Waynesboro and across Brier Creek in order to burn the bridges over that stream. Baird`s third brigade, with the division trains, remained at Thomas` Station (6 miles S of Waynesboro) to finish destroying three miles of railroad, then marched to Alexander and encamped. It was joined here at dark by Baird and his other brigades.

Next day, Baird marched via Sardis to rejoin the 14th Corps, followed by Kilpatrick who had camped at Old Church on Quaker Road.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 017-17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 1.318′ N, 81° 52.594′ W. Marker is in Alexander, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Quaker Road (State Highway 24) and Munnerlyn-Alexander Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Quaker Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Sherman's Left Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Sherman's Left Wing Marker
within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Botsford Church - 1773 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Original Site Sardis Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station (approx. 6.9 miles away); Sardis Baptist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Colonels Twiggs and Few (approx. 8.5 miles away); Old Quaker Road (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Cavalry Actions at Waynesboro (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Buckhead Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To understand the relationship, study marker
Also see . . .  Brier Creek's Past History. The Battle of Brier Creek was an American Revolutionary War battle fought near the joining of Brier Creek with the Savannah River in eastern Georgia. (Submitted on May 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,694 times since then and 106 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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