Historic Markers Across Georgia

The 15th Corps

Marker ID: GHM 084-19
Location: Ga 49 at Pitt's Chapel, near Griswoldville
County: Jones
Coordinates: N 32° 55.828    W 083° 30.112
  32.9304658    -83.50185975
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPTVR
The 15th Corps Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, the headquarters and one division (Hazen´s) of the 15th Corps[USA] of General Sherman´s army, which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped here at the crossing of the Macon-Milledgeville and Clinton - Irwinton roads. Wood´s division camped at the railroad,3 ½ miles south.

Next morning, Hazen moved past Woods towards Irwinton. Walcutt´s brigade of Woods division, on the extreme right,was attacked near Griswoldville (4 miles S) by a division of Georgia Militia, Walcutt was wounded and both forces suffered severe casualties

GHM 084-19 Georgia Historical Commission

The 15th Corps
Photo by David Seibert