Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sherman's Right Wing

Marker ID: GHM 051-17
Location: US 80/Ga 26 at Eden, GA
County: Effingham
Coordinates: N 32° 10.367    W 081° 23.393
  32.17278333    -81.38988333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On Dec. 8, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman's army (US), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, was moving through Effington County toward Savannah. Hq. Right Wing, Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, was here at Eden and troops of the 17th Corps were destroying the Central RR beyond the town. The 15th Corps was marching down both banks of the Great Ogeechee River to pass to the south of Savannah and cut the Savannah and Gulf RR. On the 9th, Gen. Sherman established his headquarters at Pooler, 9 miles SE, and by the evening of the 11th the Siege of Savannah had begun.

GHM 015-17 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Sherman's Right Wing
Photo by David Seibert