Near Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 13th, Hazen's Div., 15th Corps (USA), crossed the river here, moved via "Cross Roads" (Richmond Hill), 2.5 miles south, and Bryan Neck road (Ga 63) to Fort McAllister and overwhelmed it by assault from the rear. The great guns of Fort McAllister silenced, the heavily laden supply ships began to move upstream. A wharf was built here by details from the 17th Corps (USA), and King's
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-43.)
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 year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 31° 58.735′ N, 81° 17.317′ W. Marker is near Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (Route 17) and Basin Road on Ocean Highway. Located on the north side of the Ogeechee River, at a public boat landing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Richmond Hill Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 2˝ miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 2˝ miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 2˝ miles away); Jack Fleming Gregory, Senior (approx. 2˝ miles away); Ways Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 2˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.