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Sherman’s March to the Sea Historical Markers

Markers tracing the "March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
 
Campsite of Union Army Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, September 5, 2010
Campsite of Union Army Marker
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-14 — Campsite of Union Army<------<<<<
The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and . . . — Map (db m35995) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-12 — Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite
Marching toward Milledgeville via Covington, Shady Dale and Eatonton Factory, the Union Army's 14th Corps reached this crossroad on the night of November 22, 1864. General Sherman camped at the Howell Cobb place, a few yards north of this point. . . . — Map (db m13136) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L15 — Georgia State PenitentiaryFrom Prisoners to Soldiers — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On this 20-acre square stood the first Georgia State Penitentiary. Completed in 1816, the walled compound occupied 2-1/2 acres in the center of the square. The penitentiary housed approximately 245 prisoners in a brick and granite main cell . . . — Map (db m127158) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-17 — Howell Cobb Plantation
Site of the large Baldwin County plantation of Howell Cobb, one of the 'Great Georgia Triumvirate' of Stephens, Toombs and Cobb, and his wife, the former Mary Ann Lamar. Born at Cherry Hill in Jefferson County, Georgia Sept. 7, 1815, he graduated . . . — Map (db m13137) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-13 — Junction of 20th and 14th Corps
With the right wing of his army in the vicinity of Clinton and Macon, General Sherman, with the left wing, appeared at this point on November 23, 1864. The left wing, consisting of the 20th and 14th corps, was comprised of 30,000 men, 12,000 horses . . . — Map (db m35832) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-16 — Provost Guard Campsite
The 3rd Wisconsin and the 107th New York Regiments, having been detailed for provost duty, encamped on this square, November 22-25, 1864. The State Arsenal on the north side of the square was burned. The magazine, which stood on the opposite side, . . . — Map (db m13139) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-11 — Route of the Twentieth Corps
On the morning of Nov. 23, 1864, the main body of the 20th Corps of the Union Army, commanded by Gen. A. S. Williams, reached Milledgeville from Eatonton. The Corps marched down Jackson Street to this point where companies were formed into line. . . . — Map (db m35712) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L16 — State House Square"...pretty well ransacked and things torn up generally." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
This 20-acre square as the center of Georgia's state government and location of its capitol building from 1807 until 1868. The "State House," imposing Gothic edifice that dominates the square contained the offices of the governor and the chambers of . . . — Map (db m103227) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — 005-18 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing (15th . . . — Map (db m35533) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Milledgeville — L14 — The Old Governor's Mansion"Utmost Disorder and Confusion" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Construction of this Executive Mansion was authorized in 1835 and completed in 1839. The governor's earlier residence, Government House, just to the south on the corner of Clarke and Greene Streets, had fallen into disrepair. The Mansion is . . . — Map (db m103230) HM
Georgia (Baldwin County), Scottsboro — 005-15 — Route of Gen. Kilpatrick’s Cavalry
Gen. Sherman’s Cavalry Corps, commanded by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, consisted of 5,000 men, 8,000 animals, and 300 wagons. It rode from Gordon to Milledgeville on Nov. 24 to join the left wing of the Union Army. On the 25th, Gen. Kilpatrick moved . . . — Map (db m42314) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-5 — Battles of Dunlap Farm
On July 30, 1864, Gen. Stoneman with 2,500 cavalry crossed Walnut Creek & placed his cannon on a ridge on the Dunlap farm. He attacked Macon to capture the gold in the Confederate Depository; to destroy the Armory, Arsenal & Laboratories, the . . . — Map (db m98661) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-3 — The Dunlap House←←←
The only battles fought at Macon took place here. Twice the Federals attacked Macon, emplanting their cannon on this farm, and twice they were repulsed. In the first attack under Gen. Stoneman on July 30, 1864, they shelled Macon from 10 A.M. until . . . — Map (db m44995) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-14 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his March to the Sea. His army (650,000 infantry and 5,500 cavalry) moved in two widely separated wings. The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, . . . — Map (db m25408) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Blitchton — 015-10 — Jencks Bridge
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive Campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing (14th . . . — Map (db m11957) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Ellabell — 015-11 — Sherman's Right Wing
On Dec. 6, 1864, the 15th Corps (US), the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, camped near Jenk's Bridge on Great Ogeechee River, east of Blitchton. On the 7th, Oliver's brigade was sent in advance of Hazen's . . . — Map (db m11939) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — Confederate Land Mines
Land mines or torpedoes buried along the western approaches to the fort caused most of the casualties to the Union troops in the assault on December 13, 1864. After the taking of the fort, General Sherman personally gave orders that the captured . . . — Map (db m13071) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — 015-6 — Fort McAllister»— 10 mi. →
Situated at Genesis Point, 10 miles east on the right bank of the Great Ogeechee River below the "lost town" of Hardwick, this fort was the right of the exterior line designed for the defense of Savannah. It denied the use of the river to Union . . . — Map (db m8387) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — 015-3 — Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear
Dec. 1864. Fort McAllister, built 1861-62 to close the Great Ogeechee River to enemy ships, mounted 11 siege guns, 12 field pieces and 1 10-inch mortar. Below it, piles and torpedoes obstructed the channel. As the Union forces neared Savannah, the . . . — Map (db m16103) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — 015-12 — Hazen's Division at the Canoochee River
On Dec. 6, 1864, the 15th Corps (US), Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, camped near Jenk's Bridge, on Great Ogeechee River east of Blichton. On the 7th, Oliver's brigade of . . . — Map (db m15812) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — 015-13 — Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck
On Dec. 12, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division [US], Brig. Gen. J. L. Kilpatrick, USA, covering the right rear of Gen. Sherman's army which was then closing in on Savannah, crossed the Great Ogeechee River near Fort Argyle and the Canoochee River near . . . — Map (db m29458) HM
Georgia (Bryan County), Richmond Hill — R25 — Ways Station "...fortune of war..." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Ways Station (now Richmond Hill), Station No. 1-1/2 on the Savannah, Albany and Gulf Railroad, was built on land belonging to William J. Way. He was the first station master and co-owner of Silk Hope rice plantation. Construction of the rail line . . . — Map (db m127220) HM
Georgia (Bulloch County), Statesboro — 016-7 — Skirmish at Statesboro
Approaching Statesboro on Dec. 4, 1864, a strong party of mounted foragers from Hazen's division, 15th Corps (USA), on the right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, was attacked by a detachment of Confederate cavalry and . . . — Map (db m11173) HM
Georgia (Bulloch County), Statesboro — 16-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications to the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah – the March to the Sea. He divided his army (US) into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — Map (db m9945) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Alexander — 017-17 — Sherman's Left Wing
On Dec. 4, 1864, Kilpatrick's cavalry division (USA) of Gen. Sherman's army, supported by two brigades of Baird's infantry division of the 14th Corps, drove units of Wheeler's cavalry corps (CSA) out of Waynesboro and across Brier Creek in order to . . . — Map (db m7959) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Midville — Bark Camp Church
Constituted in 1788, Bark Camp Church was the center for worship, culture and hospitality in Bark Camp, one of the oldest settlements in Burke County. Many of the congregation honorably served during the War Between the States as soldiers . . . — Map (db m97007) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Midville — 017-11 — Sherman at Midville
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive Campaign for Savannah - the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing (14th . . . — Map (db m32534) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Midville — R17 — The Savannah RoadCamp in the Pine Barrens — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On Monday, November 28, 1864, while elements of the Federal 20th Corps were destroying sections of the Central Railroad of Georgia at Bartow (aka Speir's Turnout), Major General William T. Sherman was traveling with his army's 17th Corps led by . . . — Map (db m127163) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Munnerlyn — 017-12 — The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station
On Dec. 3, 1864, after a hard march across Buckhead, Rocky Beaver Dam and Rosemary creeks from camps N. of Birdsville and W. of Buckhead Church, the 14th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, [US] (less Baird's division) camped at Lumpkin's station . . . — Map (db m13119) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-18 — Bellevue Plantation
Dating from a royal grant by King George III to Samuel Eastlake in 1767, Belleview Plantation has been owned continuously by the Carswell family since 1835. The year in which the house was built is not known but it is believed to have been erected . . . — Map (db m59870) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — L24 — Skirmish at Ivanhoe PlantationCatharine Whitehead Rowland's Diary — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
This land is part of the former Ivanhoe Plantation property of the Whitehead family. The plantations home was located near the northeast corner of the Quaker road and the Walker Bridge road (Story Mill Road). A diary kept by 26-year-old Catharine . . . — Map (db m103374) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-13 — Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church
Dec. 2, 1864. Baird's Division, 14th Corps [US], marching on the left of Gen. Sherman’s army in support of Kilpatrick’s cavalry division, which was enroute to burn the bridges over Brier Creek, NE of Waynesboro, reached Rocky Creek about 10:00 A.M. . . . — Map (db m60505) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — 017-16 — The Cavalry Actions at Waynesboro
Late on Nov. 26, 1864, elements of the 3rd Cavalry Division (USA), Brig. Gen. J.L. Kilpatrick, USA, of Gen. Sherman's army, reached the railroad bridge north of Waynesboro and partially burned it before being driven off by troops of the Cavalry . . . — Map (db m7903) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Waynesboro — L25 — The J.D. Roberts HomeA Witness to the Battles for Waynesborough — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Built about 1858 in the Georgian Cottage style as a home for J. D. Roberts, the house was designed by noted architect John Trowbridge. Subsequent occupants have included a doctor's office, millinery shop and county museum. In late 1864 the house . . . — Map (db m103299) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Flovilla — 018-7 — Kilpatrick at Cork
On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton), 30 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin . . . — Map (db m39955) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-3 — Crossing the Ocmulgee
On the morning of Nov. 18, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US] moved from its bivouacs in and near Jackson toward Planters’ Factory (Ocmulgee Mills), on the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (9 miles SE), to . . . — Map (db m21370) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-4 — Iron Springs
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had marched south from Atlanta on Nov 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, reached Jackson and camped in and around the town. Hq. Right . . . — Map (db m26975) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — R5 — Jackson"Little was left besides themselves and their houses." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Jackson, seat of Butts County, "was a beautiful little place and evidently occupied by the most prosperous people of that region. Those descriptive words were penned by Union Major Thomas W Osborn, Chief of Artillery of Major General Oliver O. . . . — Map (db m103197) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-6 — Sherman’s Right At Indian Springs
On Nov. 17, 1864, the 15th Corps, leading the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman's army (US) on its March to the Sea. marched from McDonough to Jackson. Below Locust Grove (16 mi. NW), Woods' and Hazen's divisions turned right to avoid Jackson and camped at . . . — Map (db m403) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — R4 — Sylvan Grove PlantationColonel Spencer's Kindness — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
In 1864, Sylvan Grove Plantation was located just outside Jackson. Its owner, Asa Buttrill, built an impressive 14-room plantation house in the 1830s for his bride, Lucy Manley. The house stood slightly south of the large stone covering a wellspring . . . — Map (db m103196) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-5 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17th, the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planters’ Factory on Ocmulgee River where it was to cross next day. To relieve congestion on the Jackson road, Smith’s division, 17th Corps with . . . — Map (db m21327) HM
Georgia (Butts County), Jackson — 018-2 — The Right Wing at Jackson
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had marched south from Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, reached Jackson. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the . . . — Map (db m21369) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Burroughs — 025-72 — The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal
On Dec. 6 1864, the 15th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA, the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, forced a crossing of Great Ogeechee River at Jenk's Bridge (US 80 east of Blitchton) and drove the . . . — Map (db m12080) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — R22 — Pooler StationElevated Tent Camps — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On Friday, December 9, 1864, the more than 11,000 troops of Union Major General Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s 17th Corps approached Pooler, Station No. 1 on the Central Railroad. Major General William T. Sherman noticed a column of soldiers marching in a . . . — Map (db m127223) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Pooler — 025-70 — Sherman at Pooler
On Dec. 9, 1864, troops of Mower's division, 17th Corps, of Gen. Sherman's army (U.S.) , which was closing in on Savannah, advanced to Pooler after suffering losses through the day from artillery mounted on a RR flat car, torpedoes planted on the . . . — Map (db m10630) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Port Wentworth — 025-79 — Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery(December 12, 1864)
In December, 1864, was fought on the Savannah River near here one of the few battles in which Confederate gunboats and Union field artillery were engaged against each other. Colerain Plantation, as these lands were then known, had been occupied on . . . — Map (db m12615) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-52 — Evacuation of Savannah
On Dec. 14, 1864, Fort McAllister (CS) having fallen the day before, opening the Great Ogeechee River to Union shipping and rendering Savannah untenable, Lt. Gen. W. J. Hardee, CSA, decided to evacuate the city to save it from a destructive . . . — Map (db m5574) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-43 — King's Bridge
Dec. 1864. After a 300 mile march which had left a wide belt of destruction from "Atlanta to the Sea," Gen. Sherman's army (USA) of about 60,000 men was nearing Savannah. During he first weeks of his campaign, his four widely-spread columns had . . . — Map (db m9115) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-5 — Sherman's HeadquartersGreen-Meldrim Mansion
General William Tecumseh Sherman used this house as headquarters from Dec. 22, 1864, until Feb. 1, 1865. Charles Green offered the use of his home to General Sherman and his staff. Sherman's chaplain conducted the Christmas services in St. John's . . . — Map (db m8881) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-19 — Sherman's March To The Sea:Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam
Beginning on December 10, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers fought near here at Shaw’s Bridge and Shaw’s Dam, as Union General William T. Sherman’s army moved toward Savannah. During bloody fighting, Confederates twice repulsed Union attempts to . . . — Map (db m4949) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — R23 — The Savannah and Ogeechee CanalThe 15th Corps Crosses the Ogeechee River — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
The Savannah and Ogeechee Canal was completed in 1830 after five years of construction using African slave and Irish immigrant labor, including many women. More than sixteen miles in length, its depth was maintained relatively constant by six locks, . . . — Map (db m127212) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Silk Hope — 025-42 — Battery Jones
Dec. 1864. Beginning near this point and extending about 500 yards north along the left bank of Salt Creek, astride the old Savannah and Darien (Ogeechee) road, strong earthworks were constructed by Confederate engineers to prevent enemy forces . . . — Map (db m10353) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Hampton — 031-22 — Cavalry Action at Lovejoy's Station
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division of General Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta early that morning on its destructive March to the Sea, camped on the west bank of Flint River near Jonesboro (6 miles N). This division, . . . — Map (db m42325) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — Heritage Place1981
Historic Jonesboro, named in honor of Samuel Goode Jones in 1845, was founded in 1823 as Leaksville. Later Clayton County was created by the Act of November 30, 1858 from Fayette and Henry Counties, and Jonesboro became the County Seat. The town . . . — Map (db m18815) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Jonesboro — 031-21 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — Map (db m36812) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 60-13 — The March to the Sea
On November 15, 1864, during the Civil War, U.S. forces under Gen. William T. Sherman set out from Atlanta on the March to the Sea, a military campaign designed to destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war and break the will of its people to . . . — Map (db m102926) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Lithonia — 044-85 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah – the March to the Sea. He divided his army (US) into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m9936) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Lithonia — 044-86 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the. North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [USA] into two wings. The Right wing . . . — Map (db m33818) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Stone Mountain — L1 — Stone Mountain CemeteryForever Comrades — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On July 18 & 19, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign, Union Brigadier General Kenner Garrard's cavalry division raided Stone Mountain. They skirmished with the Confederate cavalry brigade of Colonel George G. Dibrell, destroyed two miles of railroad . . . — Map (db m113346) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Stone Mountain — 044-87 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the. North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army {US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m148183) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Eden — 015-17 — Sherman's Right Wing
On Dec. 8, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman's army (US),which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, was moving through Effington County toward Savannah. Hq. Right Wing , Maj.Gen. O.O. . . . — Map (db m12021) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Guyton — 051-15 — Sherman at Zion Church
On the night of Dec. 8, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (USA), Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, was established here at Zion Church. Hq. Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, was at Eden (3 mi. SW). Hq. Left Wing . . . — Map (db m7964) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Rincon — 51-2 — March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek
One mile north, on December 9, 1864, during the American Civil War, U.S. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis crossed Ebenezer Creek with his 14th Army Corps as it advanced toward Savannah during Gen. William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea. Davis hastily removed the . . . — Map (db m31226) HM
Georgia (Effingham County), Springfield — 51-16 — Sherman's Left Wing
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, . . . — Map (db m7686) HM
Georgia (Emanuel County), Stevens Crossing — R18 — Pine Barren CrossroadsA Junction of Sherman's Right Wing — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
This Native American trail crossing at Georgia Highway 56 (itself a 19th century road) was a major route in colonial times. It is named the "Old Savannah Road." Starting in Savannah, it crossed the Ogeechee River, running west and south of it, then . . . — Map (db m103274) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-117 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864 after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the north, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his Army [US] (60,000 infantry and artillery and . . . — Map (db m41847) HM
Georgia (Hancock County), Sparta — 070-4 — Sparta
Sparta, Seat of Justice for Hancock County in 1795, became a chartered town, Dec. 3, 1803. Situated at an Indian trading post, in constant danger of border trouble, the town was named Sparta to indicate the bravery of its pioneer citizens. In 1864 . . . — Map (db m24343) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Locust Grove — 075-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17, 1864, the right wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on the Ocmulgee River, where it was to cross into Jasper County the next day. At this point, Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions of . . . — Map (db m21325) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-5 — The Right Wing at McDonough
On the night of Nov. 16, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman´s army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the . . . — Map (db m44079) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — 075-2 — The Orphan Brigade
1864. Activities in Atlanta indicating a new offensive by Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had occupied that area since Sept. 2nd, units of Gen. Wheeler’s cavalry corps [CS] were posted on all roads to the south. On Nov. 15th, the advance of . . . — Map (db m44107) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — 075-4 — The Right Wing at Stockbridge
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army [US] camped near Stockbridge on its destructive March to the Sea. The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) camped between Stone Mountain and Lithonia. . . . — Map (db m44102) HM
Georgia (Jasper County), Hillsboro — 079-10 — Across the Ocmulgee
Late on Nov. 17, 1864, the 29th Missouri Mounted Infantry [US] seized the ferry at Planters’ Factory (Ocmulgee Mills) on the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 miles NW) to secure it for the crossing of the Right Wing of General Sherman’s army into . . . — Map (db m24637) HM
Georgia (Jasper County), Hillsboro — R7 — HillsboroThe "Right Wing" Marches through Jasper County — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Hillsboro (originally spelled Hillsborough), named for pioneer settler Isaac Hill, is one of the oldest communities in central Georgia. It is the birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill, a United States and later Confederate States Senator. The . . . — Map (db m103202) HM
Georgia (Jasper County), Monticello — 079-9 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -– the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — Map (db m35435) HM
Georgia (Jasper County), Shady Dale — L8 — Shady Dale"Forage Liberally on the Country" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On a cold, damp and foggy Sunday, November 20, 1864, after having passed through Covington and Newborn over the previous two days, Union Major General William T. Sherman, traveling with Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis's 14th Corps, reached . . . — Map (db m113286) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Bartow — R16 — Bartow"...lighting a continuous fire..." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
The land where you now stand was originally settled by Revolutionary War hero and statesman General Solomon Wood. To protect against Indian attacks Wood built a fort approximately one mile to the east for protection of his family and neighbors. . . . — Map (db m103273) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Bartow — 81-13 — Spier's Turnout
On Nov. 28, 1864, Jackson's division, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army [USA], destroyed the railroad from Davisboro, No. 12, CRR, to Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, while Geary's division and the First Michigan Engineers . . . — Map (db m21209) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Grange — 081-4 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 27, 1864, Baird’s and Morgan’s divisions, 14th Corps [US], moving on the left of Gen. Sherman’s army from Sandersville to Louisville, crossed Ogeechee River at Fenn’s Bridge. Baird turned SE on the lower road and camped near the Wilkins . . . — Map (db m37749) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — L20 — Crossing the Ogeechee RiverA Classic Military Maneuver — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
When an army crosses a large stream it is vulnerable to attack. Commanders often reduce this hazard by crossing at multiple locations, decreasing congestion and expediting the movement. When possible each crossing occurs within close supporting . . . — Map (db m103309) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — 081-16 — Old Town Plantation
The area now called Old Town Plantation is shown on maps dating to the early 18th century. It was called Ogeechee Old Town because of the ancient Creek Indian town that Carolina traders visited before Georgia was founded in 1733. George Galphin of . . . — Map (db m15734) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — 081-11 — Rocky Comfort Creek
On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Davisboro to Louisville, the main body on this road. Jackson’s and Geary’s divisions, 20th Corps, along the Central Railroad, and Morgan’s and Baird's . . . — Map (db m58100) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — 081-6 — The Ogeechee River
On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], less Morgan’s and Baird’s divisions, 14th Corps, which had marched via Fenn’s Bridge (10 mi. NW), and Jackson’s and Geary’s divisions, 20th Corps, which were . . . — Map (db m58103) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Louisville — L21 — The Sacking of Louisville"...thoroughly and completely ransacked..." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On Monday, November 28, 1864, Union Major General William T. Sherman's "Left Wing" commanded by Major General Henry W. Slocum reached the Ogeechee River and Rocky Comfort Creek just west of Louisville. The bridges had been destroyed by portions of . . . — Map (db m103307) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Stapleton — 081-12 — Sylvan Grove
Late on Nov. 26, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the left of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, camped at Sylvan Grove. Murray’s brigade covered the rear. At 2:00 A.M., the outpost (8th Indiana Cavalry) was . . . — Map (db m43490) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Wadley — 081-14 — The 20th Corps
On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson`s and Geary's divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army, destroyed the railroad from Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. next morning, both . . . — Map (db m21096) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — Camp Lawton
Site of Camp Lawton A Confederate Military Prison built in 1864 to relieve the overcrowded condition at Andersonville Prison in Macon County. Lawton Prison was a stockade, enclosing 42 acres. 1398 feet by 1329 feet considered to . . . — Map (db m114323) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — R19 — Millen Junction"...its destruction was a brilliant spectacle." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Millen Junction was founded in 1835 as an inn owned by Robert Hendricks Gray. Originally named Brisonville, it is located approximately 80 miles from Savannah on the Central Railroad of Georgia. Thus the town was also called "The 80 Mile Depot" . . . — Map (db m103275) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — 082-9A — Sherman at Millen
On the night of Dec. 2, 1864. Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (US).Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman. USA, camped on the west bank of Buckhead Creek near the bridge. During the late afternoon of the 2nd, the 17th Corps (Blair’s) had crossed the creek . . . — Map (db m13092) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — 082-10 — Sherman at the Jones Plantation
On Dec.1, 1864, the 17th Corps (Blair’s) of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Burton (Midville) to Herndon, Station No. 9, CRR, and camped in and near the town. Gen. Sherman, who had accompanied the 17th Corps since the army passed . . . — Map (db m38245) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Perkins — L26 — Battle of Buck Head Creek"...fire one volley and fall back." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Big Buckhead Baptist Church was initially established in 1774 but was disrupted by the Revolutionary War. It was reconstituted in 1787. Delegates to the annual convention of Georgia Baptists meeting here in 1831, "Resolved, that as soon as the . . . — Map (db m103278) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Perkins — 082-9B — Cavalry Action at Buckhead Church
On Nov. 28, 1864, the 3rd Cavalry Division Union Brig. Gen. J. L. Kilpatrick, USA, was driven south from Waynesboro by the Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, CSA. Retreating under constant harassment by Wheeler’s . . . — Map (db m1496) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Perkins — 082-1 — Old Buckhead Church←—«
4.3 miles west of this point stands Old Buckhead Church. The present structure built around 1845 housed one of the oldest Baptist Congregations in the United States. The Buckhead Church was organized prior to the Revolution under the leadership of . . . — Map (db m21375) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Scarboro — 082-5 — Scarboro
This is one of the older settlements in this part of Georgia having been established sometime prior to 1840 and receiving its name from Enoch or Hardy Scarborouogh of Screven County. In 1839 it became Station No. 7 on the Central Rail Road and . . . — Map (db m11450) HM
Georgia (Johnson County), Wrightsville — 83-4 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball`s Ferry and concentrated at Irwin`s Crossroads, 6 miles . . . — Map (db m21149) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Clinton — R9 — Old Clinton"...with much difficulty he restrained them from burning the [entire] town." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Founded in 1808 Clinton was a commercial and educational center and the early seat of Jones County. It was planned with streets in a New England styled gridiron pattern and a central square. In 1820 Clinton was the fourth -largest town in Georgia. . . . — Map (db m103208) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Clinton — 084-18 — Sherman’s Right Wing
On the night of Nov. 19, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the advance of the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army on its destructive March to the Sea, camped at Clinton. At noon on the 20th, the . . . — Map (db m25204) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-20 — Battle of Griswoldville
On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt’s brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was . . . — Map (db m41549) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-26 — Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assaults
About 1:30 P.M. Nov. 22, 1864, after halting in Griswoldville to reform his column and report his progress, Brig. Gen. P.J. Phillips began moving his command (1st Division, Georgia Militia and attached units) east to clear the town, intending to . . . — Map (db m25302) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-16 — Blountsville
On Nov. 18, 1864, Blair’s 17th Corps of the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Ocmulgee River at Seven Islands (12 mi. NW of Hillsboro) and marched via . . . — Map (db m24766) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-23 — The Cavalry Skirmish
On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, Murray’s brigade of Kilpatrick’s cavalry [US], which during the day had burned buildings and destroyed railways facilities in Griswoldville, camped on the E fork of Little Sandy Creek, ½ miles NE. At dawn, . . . — Map (db m25305) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Gray — 084-17 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah — the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — Map (db m41449) HM
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (Jones County), Macon — 084-22 — Battle of Griswoldville
On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) towards Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt’s brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was . . . — Map (db m25240) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Macon — 084-21 — Battle of Griswoldville
On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt brigade, with two guns of Arndt’s Michigan Battery, was . . . — Map (db m41550) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Macon — 084-19 — The 15th Corps
On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, the headquarters and one division (Hazen’s) of the 15th Corps [US] of General Sherman’s army, which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped here at the crossing of the . . . — Map (db m41446) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Round Oak — R8 — Sunshine ChurchA Bitter Defeat — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
As part of a two-pronged Cavalry raid, on Wednesday, July 27 1864, Union Major General George Stoneman with over 2,100 troopers left the main Federal army then located near Atlanta. Stoneman's orders from Major General William T. Sherman, were to . . . — Map (db m103205) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Hinesville — 089-24 — Skirmish at Hinesville
On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman's army (US) which was then closing in on Savannah, met here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson's . . . — Map (db m15185) HM
Georgia (Liberty County), Midway — 089-25 — Kilpatrick and Mower at Midway Church
On Dec. 13, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry division (USA), scouting in the right rear of Gen. Sherman's army, which was then closing in on Savannah, moved south into Liberty County. After driving back the 29th Georgia Cavalry . . . — Map (db m41685) HM
Georgia (Long County), Ludowici — 091-6 — The Defense of the Altamaha Bridge
On Dec 1, 1864, while General Sherman's army was on its destructive march to the Sea, the Fourth Brigade, Georgia Militia, Brig. Gen. H. K. McKay, reached Morgan's Lake (0.7 mile SE) to defend the Savannah and Gulf (ACL) RR bridge over the Altamaha . . . — Map (db m4853) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-7 — Georgia Militia at Forsyth
On Nov. 16, 1864, Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith, CSA, reached Griffin (30 miles NW) after a night withdrawal from Lovejoy’s Station (13 miles N of Griffin) where he had been posted to support Iverson’s division of Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] which was watching . . . — Map (db m25655) HM
Georgia (Monroe County), Forsyth — 102-8 — Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River
On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick’s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton) 31 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin and . . . — Map (db m26947) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — 104-5 — Federal Raid
On Saturday, November 19, 1864, Federal troops under Gen. Geary, Sherman’s 20th Army Corps, drove a small detachment of Confederate soldiers out of Buckhead, ate dinner and then destroyed the water tank, all railroad buildings and a large supply of . . . — Map (db m16144) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — 104-4 — Park Home and Site of Park’s Mill
This house, built in early 1800 and used as a stagecoach stop, was located on Seven Islands Road which ran from Philadelphia to New Orleans. On Nov. 20, 1864, Federal raiders under Gen. Geary destroyed the nearby mill and ferry. At the request of . . . — Map (db m17265) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — 104-9 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m16210) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Buckhead — L11 — The Oconee River Railroad BridgeBlue Springs - Swords — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Just below where the Apalachee River joins the Oconee River the Georgia Railroad constructed a massive bridge in the early 1840s, eventually connecting Augusta by rail to the newly-established town of Marthasville (now named Atlanta). It was "a . . . — Map (db m113289) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — L10 — Madison Station"As near a paradise as anything I ever saw" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
The original foundation and some of the brick walls of the Madison Depot burned by Federal troops on Saturday, November 19, 1864, are still evident in the existing structure. It was one of the first brick depots on the Georgia Rail Road from Augusta . . . — Map (db m103332) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Madison — 104-8 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m16162) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Rutledge — L9 — Rutledge StationA Tranquil Community Touched by War — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
In the early 1860s Rutledge was a community of about 200 citizens. It was named for a local family that had owned property through which the Georgia Railroad was built. Farms and plantations dotted the area around the railroad station and small . . . — Map (db m103336) HM
Georgia (Morgan County), Rutledge — 104-10 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah - the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m16163) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — L4 — Covington SquareSherman Strikes Three Times — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On Friday, July 22, 1864, while the Battle of Atlanta raged about 25 miles to the west, Union Brigadier General Kenner Garrard and about 3,500 cavalrymen were in Covington. They had been ordered by Major General William T. Sherman to disrupt the . . . — Map (db m103344) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — 107-8 — Sherman at Harris’ Quarters
On Nov. 18, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi [US], Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, were established here at “Harris´ Quarters,” the overseer’s house and negro cabins of a large plantation owned by Judge John Harris of Covington. . . . — Map (db m34208) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Covington — 107-7 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m20480) HM
Georgia (Newton County), Oxford — L3 — Old ChurchMethodist Meeting House — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Built in 1841 as a Methodist meeting house, Old Church was designed in the Greek Revival style with 14 rows of stark wooden pews and two separate front doors for men and women. During the Civil War, Old Church and several buildings on the Emory . . . — Map (db m113296) HM
Georgia (Putnam County), Eatonton — 117-7 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m34604) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — L2 — Conyers StationWar Comes to Conyers — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Had you been standing near this spot at midday on Thursday, November 17, 1864, looking west along the railroad track, you would have seen Union Major General William T. Sherman ride into Conyers with Brigadier General William P. Carlin's 1st . . . — Map (db m113309) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — L5 — Hightower TrailFederal Troops March Past Philadelphia Church — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Just imagine, on Tuesday, November 15, 1864, you look west and see the smoke and red sky from the burning of Atlanta. In fear and apprehension you wonder where Union Major General William T. Sherman's army is heading next. Two days later, on . . . — Map (db m113348) HM
Georgia (Rockdale County), Conyers — 122-4 — Sherman at Conyers
On the night of Nov. 17, 1864, Morgan’s division, 14th Corps, of the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had marched from Atlanta on the 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in this immediate vicinity with headquarters in . . . — Map (db m19820) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Cooperville — 124-25 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive Campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [Union] into two wings. The Left Wing . . . — Map (db m8355) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Oliver — R20 — Little Ogeechee Church"Now you understand what a flank movement means" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Little Ogeechee Baptist Church is the oldest congregation in Screven County. Organized in 1790, its first two structures were composed of logs. During the Civil War members met in a white clapboard building with a high-pitched roof and an impressive . . . — Map (db m128287) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Oliver — 124-23B — The Confederate Lineat Ogeechee Church, No. 4 ½, CRR
On Nov. 28, 1864, Maj. Gen. H.C. Wayne, Adj. Gen. of Georgia, with a small force (CS) composed of the Corps of Cadets, Georgia Military Institute, Warthen`s Washington County militia company and Pruden`s battery, fell back from Millen and entrenched . . . — Map (db m13093) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Sylvania — L27 — JacksonboroughA Civil War Ghost Town — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Jacksonborough became the seat of government for Screven County in 1797. For fifty years it was a thriving community, but by 1847 it had declined and the county seat moved to Sylvania. According to legend an itinerant preacher named Lorenzo Dow . . . — Map (db m128288) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Sylvania — 124-24A — Sherman's Advance
On the night of Dec. 4, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, and Hq. 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA were established at this point, 1 miles NE of Cameron (Station No. 5-1/2, CRR) and 1 mile S of Paris . . . — Map (db m7882) HM
Georgia (Screven County), Sylvania — 124-23A — The 14th Corps
On Dec. 5, 1865, Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis` 14th Corps of Gen. Sherman`s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped at Jacksonboro. Carlin`s and Morgan`s divisions had marched via Lumpkin`s Station . . . — Map (db m7774) HM
Georgia (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
Georgia (Walton County), Jersey — L6 — CentrevilleFederal Encampments — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
In 1864, Centreville (now Jersey) was a small farming village located on Hightower Trail, a former Indian trading route. The village included several small stores and farm related businesses including a blacksmith shop and cotton gin. However, most . . . — Map (db m113291) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Social Circle — L7 — Social CircleLightning Strikes Twice — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Originating in the 1820s, Social Circle became Walton County's rail center in 1845 as the Georgia Railroad advanced westward. Legend says the settlement received its name when a traveler, impressed by the hospitality of the little group of congenial . . . — Map (db m103342) HM
Georgia (Walton County), Social Circle — 147-5 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah -- the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Right Wing . . . — Map (db m20193) HM
Georgia (Warren County), Jewells Mill — 149-4 — Shoals on the Ogeechee
First called Lexington, Shoals was the site of what was probably the first woolen mill and iron foundry in Georgia. In 1794, Col. William Bird, Revolutionary soldier from Pennsylvania, and Benjamin A. Hamp bought several thousand acres of land . . . — Map (db m37372) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Bartow — Tarver's Mill"...sacks of cornmeal, all rapidly 'acquired'..." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Union Major General William T. Sherman and the 17th Corps of his army's "Right Wing" left their encampment at New Hope Methodist Church on Tuesday morning, November 29, 1864. They marched generally southeast toward Tarver Place, Plantation. Their . . . — Map (db m103357) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Davisboro — 150-17 — Fenn's Bridge
On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville on its destructive March to the Sea. The 20th Corps (Williams) and Carlin’s division, 14th Corps (Davis), moved to Davisboro . . . — Map (db m38008) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Davisboro — R15 — New Hope Methodist Church"We camp by side of...a neat frame church" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
New Hope is the oldest Methodist Church still in existence in Washington County. Its early written church records are lost, but oral history relates that New Hope's original structure was built in the late 1700s. It was a one-room building with a . . . — Map (db m103249) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Davisboro — 150-16 — Sherman's Left Wing
On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville. Ward’s division, 20th Corps, and Carlin’s division, 14th Corps, with the artillery and trains of both corps, moved to . . . — Map (db m49508) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Oconee — 150-12 — Sherman's Right Wing
On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball’s Ferry (O.4 mi. N of Ga 57). The 17th Corps (Blair), . . . — Map (db m35498) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Oconee — 150-18 — The Defense of the Oconee Bridge
On Nov. 19, 1854, Maj. A. L. Hartridge, CSA, arrived from Savannah with 186 men and 2 guns [CS] to defend the railroad bridge against raiding parties from Gen. Sherman’s army [US], then on its destructive March to the Sea. Next day, he was joined by . . . — Map (db m35456) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — L18 — The Brown HouseA Bed and a Meal for General Sherman — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
The Brown House was built about 1850 by Nathan Haynes. It was purchased by merchant and planter William Gainer Brown about 1851. During the 1850s portraits of William and Miriah Brown were painted by an itinerant artist for $75 plus room and board. . . . — Map (db m103238) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — 150-15 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 24, 1864, the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Milledgeville enroute to Sandersville. On the 26th, after delays caused by destruction . . . — Map (db m24443) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — 150-1 — Washington County Courthouse
Washington, Georgia’s ninth county and first in the nation to be named for George Washington, was created in 1784 for granting land to soldiers for Revolutionary War services. Court House Square, located on the old stage coach road from . . . — Map (db m24690) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Tennille — 150-18B — Irwin’s Crossroad
On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball’s Ferry (9 miles SW), on pontoon bridges, after two days of . . . — Map (db m35509) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Tennille — 150-19 — Sherman and Hardee at Tennille
Late on Nov. 24, 1864, Lieut. Gen. Wm J. Hardee CSA, arrived in Tennille to consult with Maj. Gen. H.C. Wayne, Adj. Gen. of Georgia as to the advisability of further resistance along the line of the Oconee River, already reached by Gen. Sherman’s . . . — Map (db m25268) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Tennille — L19 — Tennille StationSherman's "Wings" Converge — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Tennille was founded in 1837 as Franklinville for Sam O. Franklin who gave land for the railroad's right-of-way and the town's creation. Its name was changed in 1842 after a prominent local citizen, Francis Tennille. The following year Tennille also . . . — Map (db m103239) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — R12 — GordonThe First Phase Completed — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Station Number 17 on the Central Railroad of Georgia, Gordon was named for. William W. Gordon, first president of the Central Railroad (and grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA). It was a strategic point . . . — Map (db m103218) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-1 — He Wouldn't Run
J. Rufus Kelly, 18, was a member of Co. B, 14th Ga. Infantry, Confederate Army. At Jericho Ford, Va. when the 14th had orders to fall back, young Kelly kept advancing, waving his hat and rifle and urging his comrades to come on. When the retreat . . . — Map (db m41743) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-8 — The Evacuation of Gordon
On Nov. 20, 1864, Maj. Gen. H. C. Wayne, Adjutant General of Georgia, found that telegraphic communications with Macon had been cut by the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US], which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the . . . — Map (db m41747) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-7B — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 21, 1864, with the arrival of Smith’s Division, 17th Corps, preceded by the 1st Alabama Cavalry [US] which met with only sporadic resistance, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman’s army, which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th . . . — Map (db m41746) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — 158-5 — McIntyre
On the night of Nov. 23, 1864, Hq. 17th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair, USA, was established at McIntyre (old Station No. 16, CRR), 2 miles NE, after moving forward from Gordon (old No. 17) where the Left Wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army had . . . — Map (db m41811) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Irwinton — 158-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 15th, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his March to the Sea. His army [US] moved in two wings. The Left Wing marched east from Atlanta in two columns, to feint at . . . — Map (db m41863) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — R14 — The Defense of Ball's Ferry"General Howard, how can we get any further?" — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
Ball's Ferry, named for John Ball, a Revolutionary War soldier, operated on the Oconee River from about 1806 until 1939. The quiet ferry crossing became a battleground in November 1864. Henry C. Wayne, Georgia's Inspector and Adjutant General, . . . — Map (db m127161) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Toomsboro — 158-9 — Toomsboro
Toomsboro on November 22nd 1864 the left wing (15th and 17th corps of Major O.O. Howard. USA) of the General Sherman's army which had left Atlanta on November 15th on its destructive march to the sea began moving from Gordon to the Oconee River the . . . — Map (db m41873) HM

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May. 31, 2020