Oliver in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Confederate Line
at Ogeechee Church, No. 4 ½, CRR
On Dec. 3rd, Wayne was reinforced by the 1st and 2nd Georgia State Line, Toomb's Brigade, Georgia Militia, and Baker's North Carolina brigade. On the 4th, Anderson's and Phillips' brigades, Georgia Militia, arrived, giving Wayne a force of 4,000 infantry. Preparations to fight at the Little Ogeechee continued and, late on the 4th, skirmishing began between the advance guard, 17th Corps, and the G.M.I. cadets. Wayne was confident that he could hold this line until he learned that the 15th Corps (US) was preparing to cross the Great Ogeechee River behind his left and that the 20th Corps (US) was approaching his right. To escape encirclement, he extricated his command in the night.
On the 5th,
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-23B.)
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.
Location. 32° 31.331′ N, 81° 32.051′ W. Marker is in Oliver, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Effingham Hwy (State Highway 17) and Oliver Highway (State Highway 24), on the right when traveling south on Effingham Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oliver GA 30449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Ogeechee Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Headquarters (approx. 5 miles away); New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); North Newington Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 7˝ miles away); Middle Ground Baptist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 11 miles away); Cooperville (approx. 11 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.