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Near Louisville in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Ogeechee River

 
 
The Ogeechee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
1. The Ogeechee River Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Shermanís army [US], less Morganís and Bairdís divisions, 14th Corps, which had marched via Fennís Bridge (10 mi. NW), and Jacksonís and Gearyís divisions, 20th Corps, which were destroying the railroad E from Davisboro, moved from Davisboro to Louisville on this road. At this point, the advance guard found that eight bridges over Ogeechee River and tributaries had been burned by Wheelerís Cavalry [CS]. Pioneers and pontoniers of the 58th Indiana Infantry bridged the river with pontoons and built a corduroy road through the swamp on which the column was able to pass the burned bridges.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 081-6.)
 
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 Shermanís March to the Sea series lists.
 
Location. 32° 59.017′ N, 82° 26.367′ W. Marker is near Louisville, Georgia
The Ogeechee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
2. The Ogeechee River Marker
, in Jefferson County. Marker is on U.S. 221 0.2 miles east of Bostic Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is just southwest of the US Highway 221 bridge over the Ogeechee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville GA 30434, 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. Crossing the Ogeechee River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rocky Comfort Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Louisville, Georgia (approx. 2.1 miles away); Market House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Capitol Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); To Commemorate the Site of the First Permanent Capitol of Georgia (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old State Capitol (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Yazoo Fraud" (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
The Ogeechee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2012
3. The Ogeechee River Marker
Looking northeast (toward Louisville) at the bridge over the Ogeechee River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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