Near Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sherman's Right Wing
Next morning, Blair sent Leggett’s division to Oconee (old Station No. 14, CRR), 4 mi. NW, to destroy the railroad to “a point near Irwin’s Cross~Roads,” 5 mi. NE. From that point, Rice’s and Hurlbut’s brigades, 15th Corps, completed the destruction of the railroad as far as Tennille (No.13, CRR).
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 150-12.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sherman''s March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 48.454′ N, 82° 54.798′ W. Marker is near Oconee, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 68 and Georgia Route 272, on the left when traveling north on State Route 68. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oconee GA 31067, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Jefferson Davis (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ball's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Ball's Ferry (approx. 3½ miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 5 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 8.3 miles away); Toomsboro (was approx. 9.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconee.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.