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Near Tilton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

R.R. Wood Station

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R.R. Wood Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
1. R.R. Wood Station Marker
Inscription.  Approx. site of John H. Green’s wood station during the 1860’s – which was a fuel supply depot of the State R.R.

April 12, 1862: Andrews’ Raiders (US), with the locomotive GENERAL, paused to wood up while closely pursued by the locomotive TEXAS (CS).

May 9, 1864: 18 men of the 9th Illinois mounted infantry (US), burned station & cut telegraph wires – an episode of McPherson’s (US) first move on Resaca. The severed wires were spliced by two intrepid women of the vicinity: Mrs.Bachman and her sister, Miss Carrie Sims.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1864.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 37.353′ N, 84° 56.403′ W. Marker was near Tilton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker was at the intersection of East Nance Spring Road and Gracie
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 28, 2021
2. R.R. Wood Station Marker
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Road, on the right when traveling east on East Nance Spring Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: East Nance Spring Road, Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.7 miles away); 123rd New York Infantry (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Resaca, Georgia (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Resaca (approx. one mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 31, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 22, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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