Buckhead in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, USA, marched east to Decatur where the 20th Corps, Brig. Gen. A.S. Williams, USA, took the road to Social Circle, striking the Georgia Railroad there and destroying through Madison.
On the 19th, at Madison, the 2nd Div., Brig. Gen. John W. Geary, USA (formerly Mayor of San Francisco), was detached to burn the R.R. Bridge 13 miles E of Madison. At Buckhead, after his advance “exchanged a few shots with the enemy’s scouts,” Geary burned the depot and large stocks of cord wood, ties and cut timbers.
At Blue Spring (Swords), he camped on Col. Lee Jordan’s plantation where he “found 280 bales of cotton and 50,000 bushels of corn stored for the rebel Government.” That day, about five miles of track, the R.R. bridge over the Oconee River, ferry boats on the Apalachee River, several mills, gins and presses, and about 250 more bales of cotton were destroyed.
On the 20th, Geary
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 104-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 32.75′ N, 83° 18.633′ W. Marker is in Buckhead, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Blue Springs Road 0.2 miles west of Swords Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckhead GA 30625, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swords (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park's Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Oconee River Railroad Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 3.4 miles away); Buckhead (approx. 3˝ miles away); Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fort Mathews (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stagecoach Road (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckhead.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on February 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.