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Locust Grove in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The March to the Sea

 
 
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
1. The March to the Sea Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 17, 1864, the right wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on the Ocmulgee River, where it was to cross into Jasper County the next day. At this point, Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions of the 15th Corps turned right, to facilitate the movement by passing around Jackson to Indian Springs. Smith’s division, followed by Mower’s and Leggett’s of the 17th Corps, continued to Jackson on this road.

That night, Woods and Hazen camped near Liberty Church (10 miles SE), their right covered by Kilpatrick’s cavalry division on the north bank of Towaliga River.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 075-6.)
 
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 month for this entry is October 2003.
 
Location. 33° 20.03′ N, 84° 5.235′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is at the
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intersection of U.S. 23 and Locust Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove GA 30248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locust Grove Institute (approx. 2 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 2 miles away); Ringold Community (approx. 5½ miles away); Sylvan Grove Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sylvan Grove Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Butts County (approx. 7½ miles away); The Right Wing at Jackson (approx. 7½ miles away); Crossing the Ocmulgee (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
2. The March to the Sea Marker
Looking southeast on US 23/GA 42, with Locust Road to the right
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 1, 2009
3. The March to the Sea Marker
Looking northwest on US 23/GA 42 from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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