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Near Davisboro in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sherman's Left Wing

 
 
Sherman's Left WIng Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
1. Sherman's Left WIng Marker
Inscription. On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Shermanís army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville. Wardís division, 20th Corps, and Carlinís division, 14th Corps, with the artillery and trains of both corps, moved to Davisboro and encamped. Morganís and Bairdís divisions, 14th Corps, crossed Ogeechee River at Fennís Bridge (4 mi. N) and turned toward Louisville. Jacksonís and Gearyís divisions, 20th Corps, destroyed the Central Railroad from Tennille to Davisboro and halted here for the night.

That night, Hq. Left Wing (Slocum), Hq. 14th Corps (Davis) and Hq. 20th Corps (Williams) were established in Davisboro.
 
Erected 2010 by Georga Historical Society. (Marker Number 150-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 59.467′ N, 82° 37.517′ W. Marker is near Davisboro, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker is on Georgia Route 24 one mile west of Main Street (Georgia Route 231), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is at the east end of the bridge over Williamson Swamp Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Davisboro GA 31018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Sherman's Left WIng Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
2. Sherman's Left WIng Marker
Looking east toward Davisboro
8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fenn's Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Riddleville (approx. 6.3 miles away); David A. Gordon (approx. 6.7 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.9 miles away); Tarver's Mill (approx. 8.5 miles away); Historic Highways (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named The March to the Sea (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davisboro.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker of the same title and text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location in 1957, which had disappeared.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Left WIng Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
3. Sherman's Left WIng Marker
Lookng west at the Williamson Swamp Creek Bridge
Sherman's Left WIng Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2011
4. Sherman's Left WIng Marker
Georgia Highway 24 continues 13 miles west to Sandersville, where Gen. Sherman spent the night during the March to the Sea.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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