Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sylvan Grove



Marker ID: GHM 081-12
Location: Ga 296 at Upper Fenn's Bridge Rd 4 miles S of Stapleton
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 09.478    W 082° 27.377
  33.15796666    -82.45628333
Waymark: WM6HDR
Sylvan Grove Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Late on Nov. 26, 1864, Kilpatrick´s cavalry division [Union], which was covering the left of Gen. Sherman´s army on its March to the Sea, camped at Sylvan Grove. Murray´s brigade covered the rear. At 2:00 A.M., the outpost (8th Indiana Cavalry) was attacked by Wheeler´s Cavalry [Confederate] and driven in. Supported by the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, it retired slowly to Murray´s barricaded camp.

Wheeler resumed the attack at daylight as Kilpatrick was moving off on the Waynesboro road, harassing the Union column and causing some losses, then turned toward Augusta to keep his command between Kilpatrick and that important Confederate munitions center.



GHM 081- 12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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