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The Right Wing at McDonough

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 2, 2011
1. The Right Wing at McDonough Marker
Inscription. On the night of Nov. 16, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman´s army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the Right Wing), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were established in McDonough. Hq. 17th Corps (Blair) was established on Walnut Creek (2 miles N). Kilpatrick´s cavalry division, after driving Iverson’s smaller cavalry division [CS] from Lovejoy’s and Bear Creek (Hampton) stations (west of McDonough on the Central of Georgia Railway), turned east and camped on the Griffin and McDonough Road.

On Nov. 17th, the 15th Corps marched south on the Jackson Road. South of Locust Grove, Wood’s and Hazen’s divisions took a road to the west of Jackson and camped near Liberty Church (3 miles SW of Indian Springs). Smith’s and Corse’s divisions marched through Jackson and camped east of the town.

The 17th Corps (less G.A. Smith’s division) followed the 15th Corps to Jackson and camped in and near the town. G.A. Smith´s division, accompanied by the 1st Missouri Engineers (with a pontoon train), marched east from McDonough on the Key’s Ferry road and camped near South River, west of Hendricks’s Mill. Kilpatrick´s cavalry division marched
The Right Wing at McDonough Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 2, 2011
2. The Right Wing at McDonough Marker
Looking south on Atlanta Street (US 23) toward downtown McDonough
to the Towaliga River to threaten Forsyth, and camped at points north of that stream.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 075-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 33° 27.354′ N, 84° 9.11′ W. Marker is in McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlanta Street (U.S. 23) and Park Circle, on the right when traveling south on Atlanta Street. Touch for map. The marker stands at the exit of a city park at the north edge of McDonough. Marker is in this post office area: McDonough GA 30253, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ola Schoolhouse (approx. 2 miles away); Detached Cookhouse (approx. 2 miles away); McDonough Public Library (approx. 2 miles away); Steam Locomotive (approx. 2 miles away); Clements Log Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Miller's Saw Mill Replica (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lane's Place (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDonough.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Right Wing at McDonough Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 2, 2011
3. The Right Wing at McDonough Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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