Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck
On the 13th, Kilpatrick sent Murray's brigade into Liberty County to scout the country to Sunbury. He ordered Atkins' brigade and the 10th Wisconsin Battery to camp at "Cross Roads" (Richmond Hill) then, with two of Atkins' regiments, He moved down Bryan Neck. Approaching Fort McAllister, he skirmished with the Confederate pickets, driving them back to the fort. After examining the approaches to the fort, he moved on to Kilkenny Bluff (8 miles SE) where he was able to make contact with the USS "Fernandina" and forward dispatches to the flag-ship [US] reporting the arrival of Gen. Sherman's army
On the 14th, Kilpatrick moved with the balance of his command to Midway Church. After scouting the country and stripping it of livestock and provisions, he returned to Bryan County and went into camp at "Cross Roads" to picket the country to the south and west, and to protect the Union supply depot at King's Bridge.
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 31° 53.401′ N, 81° 15.687′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Fort McAllister Road (State Highway 144 Spur) near Bryan Neck Road (State Highway 144), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, 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. Fort McAllister (here, next to this marker); Richard James Arnold (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burnt Church Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); George W. McAllister (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Clay Family of Bryan Neck (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Washington Carver School Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hardwicke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
Also see . . . The New Georgia Encyclopedia, Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on April 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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