Blitchton in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Right Wing (15 and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, marched south via Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball's Ferry. The 17th Corps (Blair) moved on roads south of the Central Railroad until opposite Midville, crossed the Ogeechee River there, and moved via Millen and Eden, destroying the railroad enroute. Gen. Sherman accompanied the 17th Corps from Tennille to the outskirts of Savannah.
The 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. P.J. Osterhaus, USA, moved in
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1840.
Location. 32° 11.507′ N, 81° 25.087′ W. Marker is in Blitchton, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on U.S. 80, on the right when traveling east. Located at the West bank of the Ogeechee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellabell GA 31308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old River Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sherman at Zion Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Old River Road Guyton Confederate General Hospital (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 10˝ miles away); Sherman at Pooler (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,063 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.