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Near Irwinton in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McIntyre

 
 
McIntyre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
1. McIntyre Marker
Inscription.  On the night of Nov. 23, 1864, Hq. 17th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair, USA, was established at McIntyre (old Station No. 16, CRR), 2 miles NE, after moving forward from Gordon (old No. 17) where the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army had concentrated, beginning on the 21st, to prepare for the second phase of its destructive March to the Sea.

That day, G.A. Smith’s division, preceded by the 1st Alabama Cavalry [US], had advanced through Toomsboro to the RR bridge over the Oconee River and skirmished with the defenders [CS]. Other elements of the 17th Corps destroyed the railroad through McIntyre and burned the bridge over Commissioner Creek.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-5.)
 
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, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1874.
 
Location. 32° 49.404′ N, 83° 12.679′ W. Marker is near Irwinton, Georgia,
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in Wilkinson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Georgia Route 57) and Macon Road, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irwinton GA 31042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Henry Carswell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wilkinson County (approx. 2.4 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 2.4 miles away); Major John Hatcher (approx. 6.3 miles away); Robert Toombs (approx. 7.6 miles away); Toomsboro (approx. 7.7 miles away); Ramah Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irwinton.
 
McIntyre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
2. McIntyre Marker
Looking north on Macon Road (on right)
McIntyre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
3. McIntyre Marker
Looking southeast at the intersection of Macon Road (on left) and West Main Street (Georgia Highway 57) on right.
McIntyre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. McIntyre Marker
Looking west on West Main Street (Georgia Highway 57) toward Gordon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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