Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sherman's Right at Indian Springs



Marker ID: GHM 018-6
Location: Ga 42 at Indian Springs
County: Butts
Coordinates: N 33° 14.78    W 083° 55.227
  33.246333    -83.92045
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WAY
Sherman's Right at Indian Springs Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 17, 1864, the 15th Corps, leading the Right Wing of Gen. Sherman´s army [Union] on its March to the Sea, marched through McDonough to Jackson. Below Locust Grove (16 mi. NW), Woods´ and Hazen´s divisions turned right to avoid Jackson and camped at Liberty Church (7 mi. SW). On the 18th, Woods and Hazen moved to Indian Springs and encamped while waiting their turn to cross the Ocmulgee River at Planters´ Factory (6.5 mi. E).

To preserve order and to protect the civilian inhabitants, the 100th Indiana Infantry was detailed for provost duty in the town.

GHM 018-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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