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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Griswoldville, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Jones County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Jones County, GA (33) Baldwin County, GA (50) Bibb County, GA (63) Jasper County, GA (17) Monroe County, GA (15) Putnam County, GA (26) Twiggs County, GA (15) Wilkinson County, GA (19)  JonesCounty(33) Jones County (33)  BaldwinCounty(50) Baldwin County (50)  BibbCounty(63) Bibb County (63)  JasperCounty(17) Jasper County (17)  MonroeCounty(15) Monroe County (15)  PutnamCounty(26) Putnam County (26)  TwiggsCounty(15) Twiggs County (15)  WilkinsonCounty(19) Wilkinson County (19)
Location of Griswoldville, Georgia
    Jones County (33)
    Baldwin County (50)
    Bibb County (63)
    Jasper County (17)
    Monroe County (15)
    Putnam County (26)
    Twiggs County (15)
    Wilkinson County (19)
 
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1Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — 084-24 — Battle of Griswoldville
On Nov. 22 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] marched southeast from the vicinity of Gray toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. To protect the right against Wheeler’s cavalry [CS], Brig. . . . Map (db m98659) HM
2Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — 084-25 — Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon
On Nov. 22, 1864, the 1st Division, Georgia Militia (less the 1st Brigade), with the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Georgia State Line, and Anderson’s Georgia Battery attached, Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Phillips commanding, marched from East Macon about 8:00 . . . Map (db m65517) HM
3Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — 084-13 — Confederate Pistol Factory
In 1862, to meet the pressing need of the Confederate States Army for revolvers of the Colt pattern, the Griswold Cotton Gin Company’s plant, on this site, was converted to a pistol factory. In March, the production of cotton gin machinery was . . . Map (db m98660) HM
4Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — 084-4 — Griswoldville
This town is named for Samuel Griswold who moved his iron foundries and cotton gin factories here from Clinton to be on the railroad. A disastrous unrecorded battle was fought here in 1864 when a force of old men and youths under Gen. Phillips, . . . Map (db m25194) HM
5Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — R11 — GriswoldvilleOne Man's Dreams Destroyed — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Griswoldville is among the most severe examples of destruction during the March to the Sea. Nothing remains today of the industrial town that once occupied this crossroads. Named for Samuel Griswold (1790-1867), a Connecticut industrialist, . . . Map (db m127156) HM
6Georgia (Twiggs County), Griswoldville — Battle of Griswoldville
Colonel Charles Colcock Jones, General Hardee's Chief of Artillery. summarized the Battle of Griswoldville: "This engagement, while it reflects great credit upon the gallantry of the Confederate and State forces engaged, was . . . Map (db m103156) HM
7Georgia (Twiggs County), Griswoldville — 143-12 — Battle of Griswoldville:The Big Picture
On Nov. 15, 1864, [US) Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman left Atlanta on his devastating “March to the Sea.” His force divided into two wings and feinted toward Macon and Augusta while on their way to the capital at Milledgeville. [CS] General . . . Map (db m11929) HM
8Georgia (Twiggs County), Griswoldville — Target Griswoldville
Samuel Griswold (1790-1867) and his wife Louisa moved from Burlington, Connecticut, to Clinton, Georgia, in 1815. By 1825, he had advanced from store clerk to tinsmith to building cotton gins. By 1830, he owned and operated a foundry and gin . . . Map (db m142871) HM
 
Jun. 22, 2021