Hillsboro in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Across the Ocmulgee
Smith’s division, 15th Corps, crossed first and halted two miles toward Hillsboro to wait for Kilpatrick’s cavalry division to cross and pass to the front. Blair’s 17th Corps crossed and marched via Monticello to avoid Hillsboro. Early on the 19th, Kilpatrick crossed and took the advance. Smith moved through Hillsboro and camped near the county line. Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions, 15th Corps, and the Artillery Brigade followed and camped in and around Hillsboro. Hq. Right Wing (Howard) and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were established here for the night.
Heavy rains having made the roads extremely difficult, the crossing was not completed until after noon on the 20th when Corse’s division, 15th Corps, crossed, took up the bridges and, encumbered with wagon trains, a cattle
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-10.)
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 1816.
Location. 33° 10.614′ N, 83° 38.352′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is on Georgia Route 11 0.1 miles south of Plum Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is at the old school house in Hillsboro. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro GA 31038, 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. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill (here, next to this marker); Hillsboro (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sunshine Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sunshine Church II (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.