Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite

Marker ID: GHM 005-12
Location: 2 Old Monticello Rd and Nelson Rd, about 6 miles NW of Ga 22
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 7.262    W 083° 23.075
  33.121033    -83.38458
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6ZYM
Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


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. Commanding his escort was Lieut. David R. Snelling, a native of this community, whose home was six miles southwest of here. The 20th Corps, accompanied by General Henry W. Slocumb, went into camp five miles east of this point on the old Eatonton Road.

GHM 005-12 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite
Photo by Ken Moser