Midville in Burke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sherman at Midville
The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, marched south via Jackson and Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball's Ferry. The 15th Corps (Osterhaus) marched on roads west of the Ogeechee River. The 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA, which has been joined by Gen. Sherman and his staff at Tennille, moved on roads south of the railroad and Williamson Swamp Creek until opposite Burton (Midville), Station 9 1/2, CRR. On the 30th, the 17th Corps crossed the Ogeechee River and Gen. Sherman's headquarters were established here in Burton. That night, the depot and other railway facilities were completely destroyed.
Next morning, the 17th
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 017-11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 49.157′ N, 82° 14.082′ W. Marker is in Midville, Georgia, in Burke County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Street (Georgia Route 56) and Lee Street (Georgia Highway 17), on the right when traveling north on Jones Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midville GA 30441, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Barren Crossroads (approx. 2½ miles away); Old Savannah Road (was approx. 2½ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Bark Camp Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bark Camp Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sherman at the Jones Plantation (approx. 5½ miles away); Summerville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 7.9 miles away); The 20th Corps (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Robert Hill Powers of Midville, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Robert Hill Powers of Midville, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.