Historic Markers Across Georgia



Provost Guard Campsite



Marker ID: GHM 005-16
Location: 6 East Greene Street at Jefferson Street, Milledgeville, GA
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 4.805    W 083° 13.494
  33.080083    -83.2249
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM4155
Provost Guard Campsite  Marker  



Text:

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, was destroyed with explosives. Considerable damage was wrought to the churches and the Statehouse. The State Library was plundered and books were destroyed. Otherwise, little permanent damage was done to Milledgeville´s houses and public buildings.

GHM 005-16 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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