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Griswoldville in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Griswoldville

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 22 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] marched southeast from the vicinity of Gray toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. To protect the right against Wheeler’s cavalry [CS], Brig. Gen. C. C. Walcutt’s brigade of Woods division, 15th Corps, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was sent toward Macon. Near Griswoldville, Walcutt found Murray’s brigade of Kilpatrick’s cavalry division engaged with Wheeler. Together, they drove Wheeler through Griswoldville, after which Walcutt withdraw and took up a strong position on the Duncan farm, south of the railroad and about 1 ½ miles east of town. He intrenched hastily on a slight elevation behind a small stream (Little Sandy Creek), his flanks protected by swamps and open fields in his front. The guns were placed on the road near the center of his line.

About 2:30 P.M., he was attacked by the 1st Division, Georgia Militia, Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips, with four guns. Advancing in three lines across the open fields, the Georgians made seven determined assaults; they silenced Arndt’s guns but could not break the Union line.
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By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. Battle of Griswoldville
Marker was removed, new roadside pull-off created, marker reinstalled and reoriented parallel to road.
About 3:30 P.M., Walcutt was wounded and Col. R. F. Catterson, 97th Indiana Infantry, assumed command.

At dusk, Phillips was forced to retire but Catterson made no attempt to pursue him. Killed and wounded: [CS] 523; [US] 92
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-24.)
 
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° 52.262′ N, 83° 29.323′ W. Marker is in Griswoldville, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Henderson Road and Griswoldville Road, on the right when traveling north on Henderson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, 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. Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (a few steps from this marker); Griswoldville (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Pistol Factory (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Griswoldville (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 0.9 miles
Battle of Griswoldville Marker is first on the near right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. Battle of Griswoldville Marker is first on the near right.
away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Target Griswoldville (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griswoldville.
 
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By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
4. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
The marker and three others stand in what was the town of Griswoldville.
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By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
5. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Marker now missing
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By Brandon D Cross, October 7, 2016
6. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Missing marker former location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on December 6, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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