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Sherman at the Jones Plantation

Marker ID: GHM 082-10
Location: Ga 17 near the Burke County Line
County: Jenkins
Coordinates: N 32° 49.637    W 082° 8.463
  32.82729    -82.14105
Waymark: None


On Dec.1, 1864, the 17th Corps (Blair´s of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman´s army [USA] moved from Burton (Midville) to Herndon. Station No. 9. CRR. and camped in and near the town. Gen. Sherman. who had accompanied the 17th Corps since the army passed Sandersville, established his headquarters in the posing plantation residence of Mr. Joseph B. Jones which stood immediately north of this point. On the 2nd, the 17th Corps marched from Herndon to Millen. Its work details destroying the railroad enroute and its foraging the parties stripping the country of provision.

GHM 082-10 Georgia Historical Commission