Near Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In November 1864, as the Civil War continued its unrelenting fury, the Union troops of General Judson Kilpatrick took over the Ivanhoe Plantation House family of Amos Grattan Whitehead, the great-grandfather of Alden Rowland Dye in the home. General Kilpatrick spared the home, located about one-mile west of this marker, as well as its Whitehead family occupants.
The Union Army ten thousand strong, burned out buildings, sheds, barn cotton bales as well as the cotton gin. General Joseph Wheelers leading the Confederate Calvary of four thousand six hundred horsemen, came upon the Union Calvary camped at Ivanhoe and routed them from their position.
Now occupying the position at Ivanhoe, General Wheeler's Calvary camped in the "Ole Field" and set up defenses on Brier Creek
During these 10 days in November 1864, when General Wheeler visited Ivanhoe, he related these events to the daughter of Amos Grattan Whitehead and the grandmother of Alden Rowland Dye, Catharine Barnes Whitehead. Catharine recorded these events in the diary she very carefully kept throughout the war and during the later years of her life. Her diaries have survived to present day.
Location. 33° 7.532′ N, 82° 3.872′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is on West Quaker Road 1.9 miles west of Cohen Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Quaker Road, Waynesboro GA 30830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Skirmish at Ivanhoe Plantation (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Shell Bluff (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lost Burke County Men S.S. Otranto (approx. 3.7 miles away); Burke County's 8 Governors (approx. 3.7 miles away); Burke County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Burke County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Washington’s Southern Tour (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
Also see . . . The True Citizen article: Ivanhoe Plantation inducted into March to Sea trail. (Submitted on May 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.