Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Griswoldville

Marker ID: GHM 084-21
Location: Ga 49 at the Bibb County Line
County: Jones
Coordinates: N 32° 52.443    W 083° 33.329
  32.87404386    -83.5554756
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WYY
Battle of Griswoldville Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman´s army [USA] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) towards Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt´s brigade, with two guns of Arndt´s Michigan Battery, was posted on the right to protect the movement from the persistent harassment of Wheeler´s cavalry[CSA] from the direction of Macon.

Near Griswoldville (4 miles E). Walcutt was attacked by a division of Georgia Militia [CSA] under Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips who approached via this road. After three hours of fighting in which both sides suffered severely. Phillips was forced to withdraw.