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Wadley in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 20th Corps

 
 
The 20th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. The 20th Corps Marker
Inscription.  

On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson's and Geary's divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army, destroyed the railroad from Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. Next morning, both the railway and wagon bridges east of Bethany having been burned by the Confederate defenders, Jackson and Geary marched up the west bank and crossed the Ogeechee River at Cowart's Bridge, 2.5 miles SE of Louisville, then turned east to Eden Church, on Big Creek, where they rejoined Ward's division and the corps trains which had moved on the direct road through Davisboro and Louisville.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 081-14.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1864.
 
Location. 32° 51.993′ N, 82° 24.285′ W. Marker is in Wadley, Georgia, in Jefferson County
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. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 1) near U.S. 319, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wadley GA 30477, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Wood's Fort (approx. 2˝ miles away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bartow (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Savannah Road (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
The 20th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. The 20th Corps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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