Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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East 4.5 miles, on Great Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister was built 1861-62 to guard the "back door" to Savannah. During 1862-63, it repulsed 7 attacks by armored vessels, some mounting 15-inch guns. Dec. 13, 1864, its small garrison of 230 Georgians was overwhelmed by Hazen's Division, 15th Corps [US], which had marched via this road. Its fall opened the Ogeechee to Union vessels which, loaded with supplies for Gen. Sherman's army, had been lying in Tybee Roads and Port Royal Sound. A wharf and depot were built at King's Bridge (on US 17) from which these supplies were distributed to the invading forces.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-5.)
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 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1864.
Location. 31° 53.4′ N, 81° 15.683′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road (State Highway 144 Spur) near Bryan Neck Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck (here, next to this marker); Richard James Arnold (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burnt Church Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); George W. McAllister (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Clay Family of Bryan Neck (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Washington Carver School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hardwicke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Fort McAllister. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on April 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Ohio Historical Society- William B. Hazen. Hazen’s men participated in William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea. In 1865, Hazen accompanied Sherman on his march through the Carolinas. (Submitted on April 3, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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