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Flovilla in Butts County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Kilpatrick at Cork

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
1. Kilpatrick at Cork Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 30 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin and Forsyth. This threat caused the Towaliga bridges to be burned by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] to protect those towns and the large Confederate hospital centers there.

On the 18th, Kilpatrick's division reassembled here at Cork. Next day, it crossed Ocmulgee River at Planter’s Factory (4 mi. E) and moved S to cover the front and flanks of the infantry columns and feint at Macon.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 13.057′ N, 83° 51.941′ W. Marker is in Flovilla, Georgia, in Butts County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Mount Pleasant Church Road, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flovilla GA 30216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McIntosh House
Kilpatrick at Cork Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
2. Kilpatrick at Cork Marker
Looking south on US Highway 23
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Sherman’s Right At Indian Springs (approx. 3.8 miles away); Indian Spring (approx. 3.8 miles away); Iron Springs (approx. 5.4 miles away); Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River (approx. 7.9 miles away); Butts County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away); Jackson (approx. 7.9 miles away); Crossing the Ocmulgee (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kilpatrick at Cork Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
3. Kilpatrick at Cork Marker
Looking north, with Mount Pleasant Church Road in the foreground and US Highway 23 to the left.
Kilpatrick at Cork Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 17, 2011
4. Kilpatrick at Cork Marker
Looking east on Mount Pleasant Church Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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