Near Louisville in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rocky Comfort Creek
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 Sherman’s 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. Touch 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 other Crossing the Ogeechee River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Louisville, Georgia (approx. ¾ mile away); The Sacking of Louisville (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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