Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sherman's Right Wing



Marker ID: GHM 015-11
Location: US 280/Ga 30 at Black Creek Church Rd, 3.6 miles W of US 80
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 32° 10.004    W 081° 29.36
  32.166733    -81.48933
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3ECG
Sherman's Right Wing Marker  



Text:

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 division to seize the bridge over Canoochee River east of Bryan Court House (Clyde). Beginning at Black Creek, his advance was resisted by Confederate cavalry. After continual skirmishing, Oliver´s superior force reached the bridge only to find it in flames and the crossing strongly defended. Unable to advance, he returned to Bryan Court House to await Hazen´s arrival.

GHM 015-11 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

Sherman's Right Wing


 

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