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Covington in Newton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman at Harris’ Quarters

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
1. Sherman at Harris’ Quarters Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 18, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi [US], Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, were established here at “Harris´ Quarters,” the overseer’s house and negro cabins of a large plantation owned by Judge John Harris of Covington. Gen. Sherman was accompanying the 14th Corps, Maj. Gen. J.C. Davis.

After stripping the Harris, Graves, and other nearby plantations of livestock, provisions and able-bodied negroes, the 14th Corps departed on the 19th and marched SE through Shady Dale and Sand Town (Newborn) enroute to rendezvous with Hq. Left Wing and the 20th Corps at Milledgeville.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 107-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.55′ N, 83° 47.733′ W. Marker is in Covington, Georgia, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Georgia Route 142, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington GA 30014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brick Store (approx. 3 miles away); Confederate Dead & Hospitals
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By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
2. Sherman at Harris’ Quarters Marker
Looking west on US Highway 278 toward Covington and Atlanta
(approx. 3.5 miles away); City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); Covington City School (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Female College (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lucius Q. C. Lamar (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 3.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman at Harris’ Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 4, 2010
3. Sherman at Harris’ Quarters Marker
Looking east on US Highway 278 toward Madison. Georgia Highway 142 veers to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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