Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
On the 13th, Hazen's Div., 15th Corps (USA), crossed the river here, moved via "Cross Roads" (Richmond Hill), 2.5 miles south, and Bryan Neck road (Ga 63) to Fort McAllister and overwhelmed it by assault from the rear. The great guns of Fort McAllister silenced, the heavily laden supply ships began to move upstream. A wharf was built here by details from the 17th Corps (USA), and King's Bridge became the base from which all supplies, including siege materiel, were distributed to the Union forces.
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 31° 58.735′ N, 81° 17.317′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (Route 17) and Basin Road on Ocean Highway. Touch for map. Located on the north side of the Ogeechee River, at a public boat landing. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31419, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort McAllister (approx. 2½ miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. 2½ miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 2½ miles away); Jack Fleming Gregory, Senior (approx. 2½ miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 2½ miles away); J. F. Gregory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.