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Sherman's Right Wing

 
 
Sherman's Right Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 21, 2008
1. Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 6, 1864, the 15th Corps (US), the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, camped near Jenk`s Bridge on Great Ogeechee River, east of Blitchton. On the 7th, Oliver's brigade was sent in advance of Hazen's division to seize the bridge over Canoochee River east of Bryan Court House (Clyde). Beginning at Black Creek, his advance was resisted by Confederate cavalry. After continual skirmishing, Oliver's superior force reached the bridge only to find it in flames and the crossing strongly defended. Unable to advance, he returned to Bryan Court House to await Hazen's arrival.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 10.004′ N, 81° 29.36′ W. Marker is in Ellabell, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 280 and Black Creek Church Road, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 280. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellabell GA 31308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old River Road (approx. 3.6 miles
Sherman's Right Wing Marker, along US 280 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Sherman's Right Wing Marker, along US 280
away); Jencks Bridge (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sherman at Zion Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Old City Jail (approx. 8.1 miles away); Bryan County (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Bryan County (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old River Road (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sherman's March to the Sea. New Georgia Encyclopedia entry (Submitted on September 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Right Wing Marker, at Black Creek Church Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2008
3. Sherman's Right Wing Marker, at Black Creek Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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