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Near Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults

 
 
Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults Marker
Inscription.  About 1:30 P.M. Nov. 22, 1864, after halting in Griswoldville to reform his column and report his progress, Brig. Gen. P.J. Phillips began moving his command (1st Division, Georgia Militia and attached units) east to clear the town, intending to halt there and await further orders. When the head of the column reached this vicinity, firing was heard about one half mile to the front. Riding forward, Phillips found Cook’s Athens and Augusta battalions engaged with Walcutt’s brigade [US] which, after retiring from Griswoldville, had taken up a strong position behind Little Sandy Creek, about one half mile east.

Sending Cook to the right, Phillips deployed Evans’ State Line regiments on his left with McCoy’s brigade on Evans’ left, its left near the railroad. Anderson’s brigade formed north of the railroad, its left parallel to the tracks. Anderson’s battery was posted on the railroad. About 2:30 P.M. Phillips advanced in three lines across the open fields southeast of this point.

Although he made seven assaults on the intrenched Union line, his untrained militia could not dislodge Walcutt’s battle-wise veterans and he was finally
Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults Marker
The railroad tracks mentioned on the marker can be seen in the background. The assaults would have been toward the right (east).
forced to retire towards Macon.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-26.)
 
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.
 
Location. 32° 52.143′ N, 83° 28.391′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is on Old Griswoldville Road one mile east of Henderson Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 0.2 miles away); Target Griswoldville (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Pistol Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Griswoldville (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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