Cooperville in Screven County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, USA, marched south via Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball`s Ferry. The 15th Corps (Osterhaus) marched on roads west of the Ogeechee River, its right through Statesboro. The 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA, accompanied by Gen. Sherman and his staff, crossed the Ogeechee River at Midville, marched SE on the present Ga. 17 and destroyed the Central Railroad from Midville to near Savannah. It crossed the present US 301 at this point (Coopersville) on Dec. 4th. That day, the 14th Corps (the extreme left) was march on the Old Savannah Road (Ga. 24), the 20th Corps was on the Middle Ground Road
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 124-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 32° 35.456′ N, 81° 42.261′ W. Marker is in Cooperville, Georgia, in Screven County. Marker is at the intersection of Statesboro Highway (U.S. 301) and Scarboro Highway / Effingham Highway (State Highway 17), on the right when traveling south on Statesboro Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sylvania GA 30467, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooperville (here, next to this marker); Louisville Road (here, next to this marker); Union Meeting House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Savannah Road (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sherman's Advance (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Union Meeting House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rigdon’s Mill / The Rigdon Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Akins’ Mill Pond / The Families of Akins’ Mill Pond (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Sherman's March to the Sea. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on June 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.