Historic Markers Across Georgia

The March to the Sea

Marker ID: GHM 083-4
Location: Courthouse in Wrightsville
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 32° 43.778    W 082° 43.159
  32.72962629    -82.71931529
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6H5W
The March to the Sea  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On Nov. 26, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman´s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball´s Ferry and concentrated at Irwin´s Crossroads, 6 miles SW of Tennille in Washington County. On the 28th, the 15th Corps (Osterhaus) marched SE into Johnson County, stripping the countryside of live stock and provisions enroute.

On the night of Nov. 28th, Adams´ brigade of Corse´s division, 15th Corps, with Btry. H. 1st Mo. Art´y attached, marching on the extreme right, camped at Wrightsville. Next day, Adams rejoined Corse near Kite.

GHM 083-4 Georgia Historical Commission 1957