Historic Markers Across Georgia



Spier's Turnout



Marker ID: GHM 081-13
Location: US 221/US 319 in park at the south edge of Bartow
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 32° 52.752    W 082° 28.441
  32.8792    -82.47401666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H6E
Spier's Turnout Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 28, 1864, Jackson´s division, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman´s army, destroyed the railroad from Davisboro, No. 12, CRR, to Spier´s Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, while Geary´s division and the First Michigan Engineers were destroying the railway facilities at Davisboro and five miles of track west of that point. That night, Hq. 20th Corps was established in Bartow.

Next day, the two infantry divisions and the Michigan engineers destroyed the track and all railway facilities from this point to the Ogeechee River, then turned north toward Louisville to rejoin the Left Wing.

GHM 081-13 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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