Near Monticello in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Stoneman Raid
Deciding to destroy the railroad at and beyond Macon instead, Stoneman departed at dawn and marched to Clinton (26 miles SE). Next morning, he detached part of the 14th Illinois Cavalry which wrecked railway facilities at Gordon, McIntyre and Toomsboro (SE of Clinton) and at Griswoldville (SSE), and burned trains, stocks of supplies, trestles and the railway bridge over the Oconee River.
At Macon (38 miles S), he was turned back by Georgia Militia, strongly intrenched, and began a retreat which was intercepted next morning at Sunshine Church (19 miles S), by Brig. Gen Alfred Iverson, Jr., who, with only 1300 cavalry [CS], managed to delude him into believing that he was
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-6B.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 16.338′ N, 83° 40.446′ W. Marker is near Monticello, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 11 and Perimeter Road (Georgia Route 380), on the left when traveling north on State Route 11. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello GA 31064, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hebron Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Reese Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jackson Springs (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Inn (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 2.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 5 miles away); Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 6.8 miles away); Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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