Gordon in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
On the 22nd, Hq. Army of the Tennessee (the Right Wing), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) and Hq. 17th Corps (Blair) opened here, and Smith’s division, 15th Corps, and Mower’s and Leggett’s divisions, 17th Corps arrived. On the 23rd, the Artillery Brigade and Kilpatrick’s cavalry division reached Gordon. On the 24th, Corse’s division, 15th Corps with the supply trains, a cattle herd and the pontoon train, arrived. Woods’ and Hazen's divisions, 15th Corps, marched to Irwinton on roads south of Gordon and encamped there on Nov. 24th.
Beginning on the 23rd, the Right Wing moved to Oconee River in two columns. The 17th Corps moved along the railroad to cross at Jackson’s Ferry (above
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-7B.)
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° 52.906′ N, 83° 20.044′ W. Marker is in Gordon, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker is at the intersection of Macon Road and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north on Macon Road. Marker is now located at the Gordon Train Depot Museum some 13 miles from previous location on Milledgeville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Jackson Street, Gordon GA 31031, 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. The Evacuation of Gordon (here, next to this marker); He Wouldn't Run (here, next to this marker); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (here, next to this marker); The Stoneman Raid (here, next to this marker); Gordon Ramah Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5.3 miles away); Myricks Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gordon.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.