Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Right Wing (15th and 17 Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, marched south via Jackson and Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball’s Ferry. The 17th Corps (Blair) then moved via Tennille and the railway, destroying it enroute. The 15th Corpse (Osterhaus) moved via several roads to Summerville (Summertown), from which place two divisions moved near the river on the old Savannah road and two via Statesboro.
On Dec. 4th, Hazen’s and Smith’s divisions, 15th Corps, camped at Statesboro, and Woods and Corse’s near Mill Ray (9 miles NE). Next morning, both columns moved toward Jenk’s Bridge (on US 80) from which point the final movements toward Savannah were begun.
Erected 1957 by
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 26.975′ N, 81° 46.987′ W. Marker is in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Courtland Street near North Main Street (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Between west and rear entrance Courthouse in Statesboro. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bulloch County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Bulloch County (a few steps from this marker); Statesboro Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 0.2 miles away); Skirmish at Statesboro (approx. one mile away); W. Jones Lane Memorial Highway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pioneer Turpentining Experiment (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marvin Summers Pittman (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Statesboro.
Also see . . . Sherman's March to the Sea. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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