Audubon in Gordon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Field's Mill & Ferry
May 16, 1864. Butterfield's (3rd) div. 20th A.C., (US) instead of crossing at McClure's Ferry 2mi. downstream, sought to gain time by moving to Field's -- reaching here 11 P.M. Not until noon of the 17th was it across.
Schofield, prevented from crossing his corps (23d) (US) at McClure's, moved the 1st & 2d divs. to Field's, arriving here early the 17th -- as did Cox's (3d) div., which had marched via Tilton & Holley.
With Butterfield at Field's, Schofield's A.C. (the left wing of Sherman's advance from Resaca), was held up 24hrs. because of the erratic moves of the 20th Corps.
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 064-23.)
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 series list.
Location. 34° 33.932′ N, 84° 49.981′ W. Marker is in Audubon, Georgia, in Gordon County. Marker is on Owens Gin Rd NE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McClure’s Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Harlan’s Cross Roads (approx. 2.9 miles away); New Echota Ferry (approx. 4.6 miles away); New Echota (approx. 4.7 miles away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. 4.7 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cherokee Indian Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); New Echota Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker has been missing for several years and has recently been replaced (Feb 2009)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.