Near Sylvania in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 14th Corps
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. Touch 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 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. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.