Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sherman's Left Wing

Marker ID: GHM 082-8A
Location: Ga 17 at Herndon
County: Jenkins
Coordinates: N 32° 49.577    W 082° 7.471
  32.82629    -82.12452
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


While the 17th Corps (Blair´s) of the Right Wing of the Gen. Sherman´s army [USA] was moving to Millen via this road on Dec. 1-2, 1864, the 20th Corps (William) and the headquarters of the left Wing (Slocum) were moving to Buck head Church via Birds Ville, 4miles NE on the Old Louisville Road. The 14th Corps (Davis) was on the Old Millen Road, above Birds Ville, on the extreme left of the army and supporting Kilpatrick´s cavalry division.

The 14th Corps crossed the Augusta and Savannah RR below Waynesboro and marched via the Old Augusta Road (Ga 24), while the 20th Corps crossed the RR above Millen and marched on the Middle Ground Road via Springfield.

GHM 082-8A Georgia Historical Commission