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Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry

 
 
Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Marker
Inscription. Gen. Sherman’s Cavalry Corps, commanded by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, consisted of 5,000 men, 8,000 animals, and 300 wagons. It rode from Gordon to Milledgeville on Nov. 24 to join the left wing of the Union Army. On the 25th, Gen. Kilpatrick moved toward Louisville and Waynesboro on the Sparta Road. The right wing of the Federal Army, numbering 29,000 men of the 15th and 17th Corps, was commanded by Gen. Oliver O. Howard. It marched south of Milledgeville via Clinton, Gordon, and Irwinton, joining the left wing near Sandersville on Nov. 27.
 
Erected 1994 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 005-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 1.435′ N, 83° 14.053′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Georgia, in Baldwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Irwinton Road (Ga 29) (U.S. 441) and Georgia Route 243, on the right when traveling north on Irwinton Road (Ga 29). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Clark House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cedar Lane Cemetery
Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Marker Irwinton Road (US 441)(Ga 29) at junction with Ga 243 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2011
2. Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Marker Irwinton Road (US 441)(Ga 29) at junction with Ga 243
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Wilkinson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Milledgeville State Hospital (approx. 2 miles away); Old Fort Wilkinson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Oglethorpe University (approx. 2.2 miles away); Carl Vinson • Mary Green Vinson (approx. 3½ miles away); The Methodist Church (approx. 3½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, from Wikipedia,. Known as "Kilcavalry" (or "Kill-Cavalry") for using tactics in battle that were considered as a reckless disregard for lives of soldiers under his command, Kilpatrick was both praised for the victories he achieved, and despised by southerners whose homes and towns he devastated. (Submitted on May 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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3. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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