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The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal

 
 
The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 21, 2008
1. The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 6 1864, the 15th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA, the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, forced a crossing of Great Ogeechee River at Jenk's Bridge (US 80 east of Blitchton) and drove the Confederate defenders toward Savannah. Corse's division crossed and occupied Eden. Smith's division remained on the west bank with the corps trains. With Hazen's and Woods' divisions, Osterhaus moved down the west bank. Hazen to take the bridge over Canoochee River east of Bryan Court House (Clyde), Woods to prepare crossings over the Ogeechee at Fort Argyle (1 mile W. across the river) and on the charred ruins of Dillon's bridge, at the mouth of this canal.

On the 8th, Corse moved down the east bank to this point and found the bridge over the canal in flames. He rebuilt it, then camped here for the night. On the 9th, Smith arrived with the corps trains. Corse moved forward to the Darien road (US 17), defeated a small Confederate force entrenched astride both roads, and drove it toward Savannah. On the 10th, Corse moved north of Little Ogeechee River followed by Hazen who, having secured the bridge over the Canoochee, had crossed the Ogeechee at Dillon's Bridge. Smith moved north along the canal, followed by Woods who had crossed the Ogeechee at Fort Argyle. That night, Corse, Woods and
The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal Marker
Smith were in line facing the strong Confederate works along Salt Creek, with Hazen in reserve at the Little Ogeechee.
 
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 1.419′ N, 81° 19.027′ W. Marker is near Burroughs, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Argyle Road (State Highway 204) and Bush Drive, on the left when traveling west on Fort Argyle Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savannah-Ogeechee Canal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's Bridge (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Argyle (approx. 5 miles away); Hazen's Division at the Canoochee River (approx. 5 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 5.1 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The 17th Missouri Volunteer. a General Peter J. Osterhaus,
Todays remains of Ogeechee Canal in Richmond Hill area image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Todays remains of Ogeechee Canal in Richmond Hill area
Biography (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bush Drive section , Todays remains ,Ogeechee Canal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 21, 2008
4. Bush Drive section , Todays remains ,Ogeechee Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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