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Near Oconee in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman's Right Wing

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
1. Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Shermanís army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ballís Ferry (O.4 mi. N of Ga 57). The 17th Corps (Blair), after completing its crossing, massed near this road fork and camped for the night.

Next morning, Blair sent Leggettís division to Oconee (old Station No. 14, CRR), 4 mi. NW, to destroy the railroad to “a point near Irwinís Cross~Roads,” 5 mi. NE. From that point, Riceís and Hurlbutís 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 Shermans 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Sherman's Right Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
2. Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Looking north: Georgia Highway 272, toward the town of Oconee, is to the left; Georgia Highway 68, toward Irwin's Crossroads, is to the right.
flies. Jefferson Davis (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Defense of the Oconee Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Irwinís Crossroad (approx. 5 miles away); Jared Irwin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 8.3 miles away); Toomsboro (approx. 9.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Robert Toombs (approx. 9.8 miles away); Tennille Station (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oconee.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Right Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
3. Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 68 toward Ball's Ferry across the Oconee River.
 
 
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 835 times since then and 62 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.
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