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

Sherman’s Right At Indian Springs

 
 
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By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
1. Sherman's Right At Indian Springs Marker
Inscription.  On Nov. 17, 1864, the 15th Corps, leading the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman's army (US) on its March to the Sea. marched from McDonough to Jackson. Below Locust Grove (16 mi. NW), Woods' and Hazen's divisions turned right to avoid Jackson and camped at Liberty Church (7 mi. SW). On the 18th, Woods and Hazen moved to Indian Springs and encamped while waiting their turn to cross the Ocmulgee River at Planters' Factory (6.5 mi. E). To preserve order and to protect the civilian inhabitants, the 100th Indiana Infantry was detailed for provost duty in the town.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 018-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Sherman’s March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.814′ N, 83° 55.23′ W. Marker is near Jackson, Georgia, in Butts County. Marker is on Highway 42, on the right when traveling south. Take Hwy 42 South from Jackson, Georgia. Marker
Sherman's Right At Indian Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald D. Daniel, June 12, 2006
2. Sherman's Right At Indian Springs Marker
is on right 3.5 miles at Indian Srings. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flovilla GA 30216, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McIntosh House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Spring (about 500 feet away); Iron Springs (approx. 3 miles away); Kilpatrick at Cork (approx. 3.8 miles away); Butts County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Timeline of Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on June 22, 2006.)
2. Sherman's March to the Sea. Excerpt from Chapter II, "The March Through Georgia" in The March To The Sea/Franklin And Nashville By Jacob D. Cox, LL. D., Late Major-General Commanding Twenty-Third Army Corps Chapter II.—The March Through Georgia. (Submitted on June 22, 2006.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,737 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2006, by Donald D. Daniel of Forsyth, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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