Toomsboro in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 25th, the head of the 15th Corps (Osterhaus), which had marched via Irwinton and Myrtle Spring Church, and that of the 17th Corps (Blair), which had followed the railroad from Gordon to Toomsboro, destroying it enroute, arrived. They found the defenders well entrenched on the east bank, with skirmishers up and down the stream. Osterhaus’ infantry and the 12th Wisconsin Battery engaged them in front while Blair’s infantry crossed upstream and worked through the swamps to their rear. Their position turned, the defenders [Confederate] withdrew without serious loss.
Pontoon bridges were laid by the 1st Michigan Engineers and, by noon on the 26th, the troops were crossing. The 15th Corps moved to Irwin’s Crossroads (9 miles NE), the 17th Corps to the forks of the Oconee-Irwins roads (4 miles NE). By noon
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-10.)
Location. 32° 46.967′ N, 82° 57.933′ W. Marker is in Toomsboro, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker is at the intersection of Irwinton Road (Georgia Route 57) and Old Balls Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west on Irwinton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toomsboro GA 31090, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 3½ miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Toomsboro (was approx. 7.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Robert Toombs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 8½ miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toomsboro.
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