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Wadley in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 20th Corps

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. The 20th Corps Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson`s and Geary's divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army, destroyed the railroad from Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. next morning, both the railway and wagon bridges east of Bethany having been burned by the Confederate defenders, Jackson and Geary marched up the west bank and crossed the Ogeechee River at Cowart's Bridge, 2.5 miles SE of Louisville, then turned east to Eden Church, on Big Creek, where they rejoined Ward`s division and the corps trains which had moved on the direct road through Davisboro and Louisville.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 081-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 51.993′ N, 82° 24.285′ W. Marker is in Wadley, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 1) near U.S. 319, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wadley GA 30477, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Wood's Fort (approx. 2.5 miles
The 20th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. The 20th Corps Marker
away); Spier's Turnout (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Fort Wood (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bartow (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Sunbury Road (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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