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Sherman's Left Wing

 
 
Sherman's Left Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Sherman's Left Wing Marker
Inscription. On Dec. 8, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman`s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, was moving through Effingham County toward Savannah. Hq. Left Wing, Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, was here in Springfield. The 14th Corps (Davis) was encamped at Ebenezer Church. The 20th Corps (Williams) had passed through Springfield and was encamped on the Eden road.

On the 9th, Hq. Left Wing moved forward to Monteith. By the evening of the 11th, both the 14th and 20th Corps were in line facing the Confederate fortifications of Savannah and the Siege of Savannah had begun.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 51-16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
 
Location. 32° 21.994′ N, 81° 18.581′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Georgia, in Effingham County. Marker is at the intersection of South Laurel Street (State Highway 21) and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on South Laurel Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield GA 31329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
Marker as seen along route GA 21,S. Laurel St. in Springfield, Ga image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marker as seen along route GA 21,S. Laurel St. in Springfield, Ga
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Effingham County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Effingham County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Effingham County Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Ebenezer (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jerusalem (Ebenezer) Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bethany (approx. 4.9 miles away); Historic Taverns on this Road (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Sherman's March to the Sea. (Submitted on May 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sherman's Left Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Sherman's Left Wing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,797 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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