Oliver in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Confederate Line
at Ogeechee Church, No. 4 ½, CRR
On Dec. 3rd, Wayne was reinforced by the 1st and 2nd Georgia State Line, Toomb's Brigade, Georgia Militia, and Baker's North Carolina brigade. On the 4th, Anderson's and Phillips' brigades, Georgia Militia, arrived, giving Wayne a force of 4,000 infantry. Preparations to fight at the Little Ogeechee continued and, late on the 4th, skirmishing began between the advance guard, 17th Corps, and the G.M.I. cadets. Wayne was confident that he could hold this line until he learned that the 15th Corps (US) was preparing to cross the Great Ogeechee River behind his left and that the 20th Corps (US) was approaching his right. To escape encirclement, he extricated his command in the night.
On the 5th, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, reached the Ogeechee Church (Oliver) and established headquarters in the home of Mr. Matthew Lufburrow, east of the depot, where he remained for two days to coordinate
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-23B.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 31.331′ N, 81° 32.051′ W. Marker is in Oliver, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Effingham Hwy (State Highway 17) and Oliver Highway (State Highway 24), on the right when traveling south on Effingham Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oliver GA 30449, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Headquarters (approx. 5 miles away); North Newington Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 7.5 miles away); Middle Ground Baptist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 11 miles away); Cooperville (approx. 11 miles away); Louisville Road (approx. 11 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . . The March to the sea. By the Georgia Historical Commission, page 7 At this stage of the campaign the 20th Corps was about nine miles southeast of Sylvania; the 14th Corps (the extreme left) was marching on the old Savannah road near the Savannah River; the 17th Corps on the old Louisville road near the Central Railroad; the 15th Corps (the extreme right) on the old Milledgeville road, across the Ogeechee River. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.