Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Ogeechee River

Marker ID: GHM 081-6
Location: US 221/Ga24 at the Ogeechee River, Louisville, GA
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 59.007    W 082° 26.357
  33.98345    -82.43928333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
The Ogeechee River Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman´s army [Union], less Morgan´s and Baird´s divisions, 14th Corps, which had marched via Fenn´s Bridge (10 mi. NW), and Jackson´s and Geary´s divisions, 20th Corps, which were destroying the railroad E from Davisboro, moved from Davisboro to Louisville on this road. At this point, the advance guard found that eight bridges over Ogeechee River and tributaries had been burned by Wheeler´s Cavalry [Confederate].

Pioneers and pontoniers of the 58th Indiana Infantry bridged the river with pontoons and built a corduroy road through the swamp on which the column was able to pass the burned bridges.


The Ogeechee River
Photo by David Seibert