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Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The March to the Sea

 
 
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
1. The March to the Sea Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball`s Ferry and concentrated at Irwin`s Crossroads, 6 miles SW of Tennille in Washington County. On the 28th, the 15th Corps (Osterhaus) marched SE into Johnson County, stripping the countryside of live stock and provisions enroute.

On the night of Nov. 28th, Adams' brigade of Corse's division, 15th Corps, with Btry. H. 1st Mo. Art'y attached, marching on the extreme right, camped at Wrightsville. Next day, Adams rejoined Corse near Kite.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 83-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.778′ N, 82° 43.159′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is on East Elm Street (U.S. 319) near North Marcus Street (State Highway 15), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the south lawn of Courthouse in Wrightsville. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The March to the Sea Marker , as seen at County Courthouse along US 319 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2009
2. The March to the Sea Marker , as seen at County Courthouse along US 319
13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); Johnson County (a few steps from this marker); Colby Smith (approx. 8.3 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 11 miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 12.5 miles away); Riddleville (approx. 12.7 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
The March to the Sea Marker in front of the Johnson County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
3. The March to the Sea Marker in front of the Johnson County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on November 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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