Near Burroughs in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal
On the 8th, Corse moved down the east bank to this point and found the bridge over the canal in flames. He rebuilt it, then camped here for the night. On the 9th, Smith arrived with the corps trains. Corse moved forward to the Darien road (US 17), defeated a small Confederate force entrenched astride both roads, and drove it toward Savannah. On the 10th, Corse moved north of Little Ogeechee River followed by Hazen who, having secured the bridge
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-72.)
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 December 1862.
Location. 32° 1.419′ N, 81° 19.027′ W. Marker is near Burroughs, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Argyle Road (State Highway 204) and Bush Drive, on the left when traveling west on Fort Argyle Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Savannah and Ogeechee Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah-Ogeechee Canal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Bridge (approx. 3˝ miles away); Fort Argyle (approx. 5 miles away); Hazen's Division at the Canoochee RiverFort McAllister (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 5.1 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. The 17th Missouri Volunteer. a General Peter J. Osterhaus, Biography (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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