Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, marched through Decatur where the 20th Corps, Brig. Gen. A. S. Williams, USA, took the Rock Bridge road toward Social Circle to strike the Georgia R.R. at that point and destroy it to Madison. The 14th Corps, accompanied by General Sherman, cleared Decatur the next day and turned south-east toward Covington.
After marching about 15 miles, the 20th Corps camped in this area, west of the railroad, Jackson’s division on the right , to cover the road to Lithonia, Geary’s division on the left, to cover the roads to Stone Mountain and Rock Bridge, and Ward’s division about 3 miles to the rear, east of Snapfinger Creek.
Next morning, the 20th Corps continued on the Rock Bridge road, crossing the Yellow
Between Atlanta and Milledgeville, the movements of the Left Wing were almost unopposed, the few Confederate troops available being employed against the Right Wing to protect Macon, a principal arsenal center, and the Central of Georgia Railway.
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 044-87.)
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. Marker has been reported damaged. 33° 47.233′ N, 84° 9.793′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Stone Mountain Lithonia Road and Rockbridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Stone Mountain Lithonia Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stone Mountain GA 30088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stone Mountain Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial The Country Comes Before Me (approx. 1.9 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Mountain.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission in 1957, which had disappeared.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 14, 2020, by Mike Jackson of Covington, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.