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Gordon, Georgia Historical Markers

 
Gordon Marker next to an old caboose at the train depot. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
Gordon Marker next to an old caboose at the train depot.
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 — In Memory of J. Rufus Kelly
Who defended Gordon GA. from the invasion of Sherman's Army Nov. 1864 — Map (db m103163) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-3 — Ramah Church>>>------>
Ramah Primitive Baptist Church on the South Fork of Commissioner’s Creek was constituted June 10, 1809 by the Brethren Gaylord and McGinty with ten members. Educational, social, and cultural affairs of the community centered around affairs of the . . . — Map (db m41697) 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), Gordon — 158-3B — The Stoneman Raid
In July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman’s army [US] closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest,” he sought to force its fall by sending Maj. Gen George Stoneman, with three cavalry . . . — Map (db m41745) HM

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