Historic Markers Across Georgia



Field's Mill & Ferry



Marker ID: GHM 064-23
Location: SE of Pine Chapel on Pine Chapel Rd at Coosawattee River
County: Gordon
Coordinates: N 34° 33.878    W 084° 49.978
  34.564633    -84.83296
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6643
Field's Mill & Ferry Marker  



Text:

May 16, 1864. Butterfield´s (3d) div., 20th A.C. [Federal] instead of crossing at McClure´s Ferry 2 mi. down stream, sought to gain time by moving to Field´s-reaching here 11 p.m. Not until noon of the 17th was it across.

Schofield, prevented from crossing his corps (23d) [Federal] at McClure´s, moved the 1st & 2d divs. to Field´s, arriving here early the 17th-as did Cox´s (3d) div., which had marched via Tilton & Holley.

With Butterfield at Field´s, Schofield´s A.C. (the left wing of Sherman´s advance from Resaca) was held up 24 hours because of the erratic moves of the 20th corps.


GHM 064-23 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959



 

 

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