Historic Markers Across Georgia



The 20th Corps



Marker ID: GHM 081-14
Location: Intersection of Bus US 1 and US 319 in Wadley
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 32° 51.993    W 082° 24.285
  32.86655    -82.40475
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H70
The 20th Corps Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson´s and Geary´s divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman´s army, destroyed the railroad from Spier´s Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. next morning, both the railway and wagon bridges east of Bethany having been burned by the Confederate defenders, Jackosn and Geary marched up the west bank and crossed the Ogeechee River at Cowart´s bridge, 2.5 miles SE of Louisville, then turned east to Eden Church, on Big Creek, where they rejoined Ward´s division and the corps trains which had moved on the direct road through Davisboro and Louisville.

GHM 081-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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