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Near Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blountsville

 
 
Blountsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Blountsville Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 18, 1864, Blairís 17th Corps of the Right Wing of Gen. Shermanís army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 mi. NW of Hillsboro) and marched via Monticello and Blountsville toward Gordon. The more direct roads were already crowded with the troops and trains of the 15th Corps and Kilpatrickís cavalry division.

On the night of the 20th, the 17th Corps camped at Blountsville and along the road to Haddock with its advance guard near Fortville, well abreast of the 15th Corps which had reached Clinton that day.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.593′ N, 83° 28.9′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Eatonton Highway (U.S. 129) and Blounts Chapel Road, on the left when traveling north on Eatonton Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blountsville
Blountsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Blountsville Marker
The marker on its damaged pole, with US 129 to the right and Blounts Chapel Road leading off to the left
(a few steps from this marker); Howell Cobb Plantation (approx. 5.7 miles away); Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite (approx. 5.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 7.6 miles away); James C. Roberts Municipal Complex (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Baptist Church of Christ at Ramoth (approx. 7.6 miles away); Jones County (approx. 7.7 miles away); James Madison Gray (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gray.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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