Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sherman at Millen

Marker ID: GHM 082-9A
Location: Ga 17 at Buckhead Creek at west edge of Millen
County: Jenkins
Coordinates: N 32° 48.211    W 081° 57.636
  32.80352    -81.9606
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM80AJ
Sherman at Millen Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On the night of Dec. 2, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi [USA] Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman. USA, camped on the west bank of Buck head Creek near the bridge. During the late afternoon of the 2nd, the 17th Corps (Blair´s) had crossed the creek and burned the railway station, the hotel and several warehouse erected by the Confederate Army. That night, the corps camped in the south of Millen, with the exception of one brigade and the trains, which remained west of Buck head Creek until morning. On the 3rd, the 17th Corps moved forward via Paramore Hill to Scarborough (old no. 7, CRR) destroying the railroad enroute.

GHM 082-9A Georgia Historical Commission 1989