Irwinton in Wilkinson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), May, Gen O. O. Howard, USA, marched south via McDonough, crossed Ocmulgee River near Jackson, and moved toward Gordon where, on the 22nd, it would be in communication with the Left Wing at Milledgeville. The 15th Corps (Osterhaus) moved via Clinton, from which place Smith’s and Corse’s divisions moved to Gordon, with Blair’s 17th Corps and Woods and Hazen toward Irwinton on the old Clinton-Irwinton road. On the 21st, Woods camped at the railroad, 13 miles east of Macon. Hazen camped with Hq. 15th Corps at Pitt's Chapel (3 1/2 miles N of the RR). On the 22nd, Woods sent Walcutt’s brigade to Griswoldville (9 miles east of Macon) where it was engaged with the 1st Division, Georgia Militia, in the Battle of Griswoldville.
On Nov. 24th, Woods and Hazen, enroute to Ball’s Ferry (14 miles E on Oconee River) camped at Irwinton. Smith and Corse arrived from Gordon the next day. By the morning of the 26th, the 15th Corps had arrived at the ferry and was ready to cross Oconee River and
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 158-6.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 48.69′ N, 83° 10.363′ W. Marker is in Irwinton, Georgia, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on East Main Street (Georgia Route 57) 0 miles east of Bacon Street, on the left. Touch for map. The marker is east of the courthouse, just east of an abandoned building, in Irwinton. Marker is in this post office area: Irwinton GA 31042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilkinson County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Henry Carswell (about 400 feet away); McIntyre (approx. 2.4 miles away); Major John Hatcher (approx. 5.4 miles away); Robert Toombs (approx. 5.5 miles away); Toomsboro (approx. 5.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Ramah Church (approx. 10.3 miles away); In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irwinton.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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