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Macon in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The 15th Corps

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
1. The 15th Corps Marker
Inscription. On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, the headquarters and one division (Hazen’s) of the 15th Corps [US] of General Sherman’s army, which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped here at the crossing of the Macon-Milledgeville and Clinton-Irwinton roads. Wood’s division camped at the railroad, 3 ½ miles south.

Next morning, Hazen moved past Woods towards Irwinton. Walcutt’s brigade of Woods’ division, on the extreme right, was attacked near Griswoldville (4 miles S) by a division of Georgia Militia. Walcutt was wounded and both forces suffered severe casualties.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 55.828′ N, 83° 30.112′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 49 and Pitts Chapel Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 49. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pitts Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Garrison Road
The 15th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
2. The 15th Corps Marker
(was approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Griswoldville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Cavalry Skirmish (approx. 4.7 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Griswoldville: (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The 15th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
3. The 15th Corps Marker
Looking northeast: Georgia Highway 49 is to the left, and Pitts Chapel Road in the foreground.
The 15th Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. The 15th Corps Marker
Looking southwest on Georgia Highway 49 toward Macon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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