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Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Skirmish at Statesboro

 
 
Skirmish at Statesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Skirmish at Statesboro Marker
Inscription. Approaching Statesboro on Dec. 4, 1864, a strong party of mounted foragers from Hazen's division, 15th Corps (USA), on the right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, was attacked by a detachment of Confederate cavalry and driven back to the protection of Hazen's marching column.

The Seventieth Ohio Infantry (leading the Union advance) deployed, fired a volley, and charged with the bayonet, driving the cavalry back through Statesboro and clearing the way for the advance. during this encounter, the Confederates lost 6 killed, 1 wounded, and 2 captured; Hazen lost 8 wounded and 27 captured, all from the foraging party.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 016-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.688′ N, 81° 47.494′ W. Marker is in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Northside Drive West (U.S. 80) near Miller Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker sits in front of a strip mall. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Skirmish at Statesboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By John McKenna, November 16, 2009
2. Skirmish at Statesboro Marker
Photo taken on the south side (East-bound traffic) of U.S. Hwy., #80, facing West, toward Millen.
as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Statesboro (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bulloch County (approx. one mile away); Bulloch County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. one mile away); Statesboro Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Eastside Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); United States vs. Darby Lumber Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Statesboro High School (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmish at Statesboro Marker, looking north on US 80 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Skirmish at Statesboro Marker, looking north on US 80
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on November 16, 2009, by John McKenna of Brooklet, Georgia.   3. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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