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Davisboro in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fenn's Bridge

 
 
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
1. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville on its destructive March to the Sea. The 20th Corps (Williams) and Carlin’s division, 14th Corps (Davis), moved to Davisboro and camped for the night. Morgan’s and Baird’s divisions, 14th Corps, marched NE and crossed Ogeechee River here at Fenn’s Bridge.

Baird turned right ½ mile NE of the bridge and camped on the lower road. Morgan camped on the Hudson place at Grange. Initially, Wheeler left Fenn’s Bridge intact for his own use; a later attempt to destroy it was foiled by the arrival of Baird and Morgan.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-17.)
 
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° 2.601′ N, 82° 36.334′ W. Marker is in Davisboro, Georgia, in Washington
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
2. Fenn's Bridge Marker
County. Marker is on Fenn's Bridge Road (Georgia Route 88) half a mile south of Belmont Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is just south of the GA Highway 88 bridge over the Ogeechee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davisboro GA 31018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 3.8 miles away); New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 8.3 miles away); Riddleville (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Ogeechee River (approx. 10˝ miles away); Crossing the Ogeechee River (approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davisboro.
 
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
3. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Looking north on GA 88; the bridge over the Ogeechee River, where Fenn's Bridge stood, can be seen in the distance (marked by the small green sign).
Fenn's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
4. Fenn's Bridge Marker
Looking south on GA Highway 88 toward Sandersville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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