Gordon in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Evacuation of Gordon
That night, Wayne learned that the railroad had been destroyed east of Macon and that large forces [US] were approaching Gordon and Milledgeville. Gordon being no longer tenable, he decided to withdraw to the east bank of Oconee River and defend both the railroad bridge and Ball’s Ferry, four miles downstream, the only practicable wagon road crossing within a day’s march.
Although criticized by local citizens for evacuating Gordon, Wayne’s decision saved Caper’s small force and enabled him to use it at the
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-8.)
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° 52.905′ 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 its previous location. 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 March to the Sea (here, next to this marker); The Stoneman Raid (here, next to this marker); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (here, next to this marker); He Wouldn't Run (here, next to this marker); Gordon (within shouting distance 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 874 times since then and 16 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.