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

The Cavalry Skirmish

 
 
The Cavalry Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. The Cavalry Skirmish Marker
Inscription. On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, Murray’s brigade of Kilpatrick’s cavalry [US], which during the day had burned buildings and destroyed railways facilities in Griswoldville, camped on the E fork of Little Sandy Creek, ½ miles NE. At dawn, Murray’s pickets were driven in by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS], which was met by the 9th Pennsylvania and 5th Kentucky cavalry. Fighting developed in the fields to the NE until mid-morning when Walcutt’s brigade [US] arrived, enabling Murray to drive Wheeler through Griswoldville and reoccupy the town. About noon, they were forced to retire by the advance of the 1st Division, Georgia Militia, from Macon.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.059′ N, 83° 28.196′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is on Old Griswoldville Road 0 miles west of Baker Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults
The Cavalry Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. The Cavalry Skirmish Marker
The view east; the Confederate assaults were to the northeast from this point
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 0.6 miles away); Griswoldville (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pitts Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away); The 15th Corps (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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