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Near Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton) 31 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin and Forsyth. This threat caused the Towaliga bridges to be burned by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] to protect those towns and the large Confederate hospital centers there.

A skirmish at this bridge marked the most southerly point W of Ocmulgee River reached by the Union forces during this campaign.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 102-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 7.472′ N, 83° 56.633′ W. Marker is near Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is on Georgia Route 42 0.4 miles south of Old Indian Springs Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is a short distance north of the bridge over the Towaliga River. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forsyth (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bessie Tift College
Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 42
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Tift College (approx. 6.2 miles away); Monroe County (approx. 6.2 miles away); Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (approx. 6.2 miles away); Georgia Militia at Forsyth (approx. 6.3 miles away); Confederate Hospital Camp (approx. 6.4 miles away); Confederate Dead and Hospitals (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River Marker
Looking south on Highway 42 toward the bridge in the distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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