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Hinesville in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Hinesville

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker
Inscription.  On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman's army (US) which was then closing in on Savannah, met here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson's brigade of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry corps of the Army of Tennessee (CS). Wheeler's corps and units of the Georgia Militia had offered steady resistance to Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah.

After a sharp skirmish through the town, the Confederate detachment withdrew toward the Canoochee River to rejoin Iverson.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 089-24.)
 
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. 31° 50.44′ N, 81° 35.681′ W. Marker is in Hinesville, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on West Oglethorpe Highway (U.S.
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking north on US 84/Ga 38 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking north on US 84/Ga 38
84) near Ryon Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinesville GA 31313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Liberty County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradwell Park (approx. half a mile away); The Bacon-Fraser House (approx. half a mile away); Liberty County (approx. half a mile away); Liberty County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Fort Morris Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Charlton Hines House (approx. half a mile away); Hinesville Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gen. Alfred Iverson. He is best known for a disastrous infantry assault at the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Hinesville's war history includes a series of skirmishes in and around the town. With nearby Midway and Flemington under the control of the Seventh Illinois Infantry, Hinesville was a target for scouting and raiding parties. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking south on US 84 at Ryon Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 4, 2009
3. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker, looking south on US 84 at Ryon Ave.
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
4. Skirmish at Hinesville Marker
Looking north along West Oglethorpe Hwy.
Gen. Alfred Iverson image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Gen. Alfred Iverson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,625 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 24, 2020