Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elevated Tent Camps
— March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Desiring to get a close look at Savannah's defenses, the next morning General Sherman rode forward with his staff on the Louisville road. They stopped in a dense wood of oak, pine and cypress (the location of Tom Triplett Community Park). Standing
After Major General Joseph A. Mower's division of the 17th Corps found a continuous Confederate trench line a mile to the south General Sherman determined a siege of Savannah was inevitable. He made camp in these woods from December 10th through 15th, planning his army's further actions. Hundreds of small mounds are still in the woods around the park, made by Federal soldiers to keep their tents, cooking sites, and pathways out of the water that collected when Confederates flooded the surrounding rice fields.
During the next two days the other three infantry corps in General Sherman's army reached the area. The 20th Corps touched the Savannah River on the army's left, the 14th Corps continued south to its right, the
Background: Savannah Ga. and Vicinity, in December 1864
Bottom left: Union Major General William T. Sherman
Middle top left: "Rebel prisoners...taking up the torpedoes"
Middle top right: Confederate "torpedoes" (land mines)
Middle bottom: The Savannah and Ogeechee Canal - 16.5 miles in length
Top right: Union Major General Joseph A. Mower
Erected 2018 by Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (Marker Number R22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sherman’s March to the Sea series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 9, 1864.
Location. 32° 5.597′ N, 81° 12.735′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Triplett Park Drive (U.S. 80) 0.2 miles south of U.S. 80. Located in Tom Triplett Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1335 US-80, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this McDonnell F-4C Phantom (approx. 2.1 miles away); Worth W. Boister Jr. and Thomas D. Barnett (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A (approx. 2.1 miles away); Reinhardt M. King & Crew (approx. 2.1 miles away); 452nd Bomb Group (approx. 2.1 miles away); 384th Bombardment Group (approx. 2.1 miles away); Butler's Bums (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lt. Colonel James A. Verinis (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.