Historic Markers Across Georgia



The March to the Sea



Marker ID: GHM 018-5
Location: On Stark Rd in Worthville
County: Butts
Coordinates: N 33° 23.271    W 083° 55.219
  33.38785    -83.92031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WAH
The March to the Sea  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 17th, the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman´s army (U) marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter´s Factory on Ocmulgee River where it was to cross next day. To relieve congestion on the Jackson road, Smith´s division, 17th Corps with the 1 Missouri Engineers and a pontoon train, moved E from McDonough on Key´s Ferry Road. That night, Smith camped near Worthville.

Next day, the bridge train moved through Iron springs to Planter´s Factory (12 miles SE). By one o´clock, two bridges been laid and the troops and trains of the Right Wing were crossing into Jasper County on their destructive March to the Sea.

GHM 018-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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