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Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Campsite of Union Army

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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Campsite of Union Army Marker
Inscription.  The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and Gordon and joined the left wing at Sandersville. More than 25,000 soldiers camped at this site on Nov. 22-25. The McKinley house, 500 yards north of this point, served as headquarters for Generals Jackson and Geary. The toll bridge which stood 50 yards below the present structure was destroyed on November 25.
 
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 005-14.)
 
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.
 
Location. 33° 5.118′ N, 83° 12.407′ W. Marker is in Milledgeville, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 22/24 and Old River Bridge
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Campsite of Union Army Marker
The view (enhanced) from Old River Bridge Road
Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 22/24. The marker is in heavy brush, and can be very difficult to see. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, 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. The Rock Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort Fidius (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 1.1 miles away); State House Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort Defiance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 1.1 miles away); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Troup-Clark Political Feud (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
 
Campsite of Union Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, January 23, 2011
3. Campsite of Union Army Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,739 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on January 27, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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