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Grange in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The March to the Sea

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
1. The March to the Sea Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 27, 1864, Bairdís and Morganís divisions, 14th Corps [US], moving on the left of Gen. Shermanís army from Sandersville to Louisville, crossed Ogeechee River at Fennís Bridge. Baird turned SE on the lower road and camped near the Wilkins place. Morgan continued NE and camped along this road with his headquarters at the Hudson house.

After selecting the serviceable horses in the neighborhood for use by the Union army, more than 80 head of mules and old horses from the Cain and Hudson farms were herded into the SE corner of the CR and shot. Next morning, Morganís division turned right at the CR and moved toward Louisville.
 
Erected 2000 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 081-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 4.941′ N, 82° 34.71′ W. Marker is in Grange, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Fenns Bridge Road (Georgia Route 88) and Grange Road (Georgia Route 171), on the right when traveling north on Fenns Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville GA 30434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
2. The March to the Sea Marker
11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fenn's Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sherman's Left Wing (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dr. Alexander Avera (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sylvan Grove (approx. 8.8 miles away); Glascock County National Bicentennial Monument (approx. 10.5 miles away); Glascock County Veterans Monument (approx. 10.5 miles away); Crossing the Ogeechee River (approx. 10.5 miles away); Glascock County (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is a replacement for an earlier marker with the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The March to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
3. The March to the Sea Marker
Looking north from Grange Road (GA 171) at the Fall Line Freeway (GA 88)
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
4. The March to the Sea Marker
The marker stands by a brick store, one of two buildings remaining in the town of Grange.
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
5. The March to the Sea Marker
The marker and the two remaining buildings in Grange.
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By David Seibert, November 8, 2010
6. The March to the Sea Marker
The brick store dates from 1916.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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