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Near Munnerlyn in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 3, 1864, after a hard march across Buckhead, Rocky Beaver Dam and Rosemary creeks from camps N. of Birdsville and W. of Buckhead Church, the 14th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, [US] (less Baird's division) camped at Lumpkin's station (Munnerlyn). 0.6 miles E. on the Augusta and Savannah Railroad, Baird`s division, on the left of Gen. Sherman's army as it moved toward Savannah, had marched via Rock Creek Church (5 miles S.W. of Waynesboro) to support Kilpatrick's cavalry division [US] in its attempt to burn the bridges over Brier Creek toward Augusta.

After forcing a passage of Rocky Creek the day before, and driving elements of Wheeler's cavalry corps [CS] toward Waynesboro, Baird and Kilpatrick had turned S.E. and, on the 3rd, were camped on the railroad below Waynesboro, with Baird at Thomas' station (4 miles N.) and Kilpatrick a mile beyond him facing Wheeler.

Next morning Morgan's division, which had camped on Rosemary Creek, in the rear, took the lead and marched S.E. on the Habersham road toward Jacksonboro with the artillery and trains. After destroying three miles of track, Carlin's division followed, its rear guard (79th Pennsylvania Infantry) skirmishing sharply with persistent detachments of Confederate cavalry until withdrawn.
 
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The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station Marker
Looking westward along Alexander-Munnerlyn Rd
Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 017-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 57.2′ N, 81° 57.75′ W. Marker is near Munnerlyn, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is on Wilson Drake Road half a mile east of U.S. 25, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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 within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Buckhead Church (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Planters Electric Membership Corporation Organizational Meeting (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bellevue Plantation (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cavalry Action at Buckhead Church (approx. 5 miles away); Big Buckhead Church (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Buck Head Creek (approx. 5.1 miles away); Camp Lawton (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station Marker
Looking eastward Alexander-Munnerlyn Rd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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