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

Battle of Griswoldville

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
1. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was posted on the right to protect the movement from the persistent harassment of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] from the direction of Macon.

Near Griswoldville (4 miles E), Walcutt was attacked by a division of Georgia Militia [CS] under Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips who approached via this road. After three hours of fighting in which both sides suffered severely, Phillips was forced to withdraw.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.433′ N, 83° 33.317′ W. Marker is near Macon, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Garrison Road (Georgia Route 49) and Griswoldville Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Garrison Road. Touch for map. The marker is just north of the Bibb-Jones County Line. Marker is in this post office area: Macon GA 31217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
2. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Griswoldville (approx. 3.2 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.5 miles away); Battles of Dunlap Farm (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Dunlap House (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Dunlap House (approx. 3.5 miles away); Battle of Dunlap Hill-Stoneman's Raid (approx. 3.5 miles away); Central City College/Georgia Baptist College (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Hawkins (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
3. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Looking northeast on Old Garrison Road, Georgia Highway 49
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
4. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Looking southwest on Old Garrison Road (Georgia Highway 49) toward Macon
Battle of Griswoldville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2011
5. Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Bent but not broken; something has hit the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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