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Skirmish at Hinesville



Marker ID: GHM 089-24
Location: US 84/Ga 38 near junction with Ga 196, Hinesville
County: Liberty
Coordinates: N 31° 50.44    W 081° 35.681
  31.84066683    -81.59468861
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6CEB
Skirmish at Hinesville Marker
Photo by onfire4jesus



Text:

On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman´s army which was then closing in on Savannah, mete here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson´s brigade of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler´s cavalry corps of the Army of Tennessee. Wheeler´s corps and units of the Georgia Militia had offered steady resistance to Gen. Sherman´s ´March to the Sea´ from Atlanta to Savannah.

After a sharp skirmish through the town, the Confederate detachment withdrew toward the Canoochee River to rejoin Iverson.

GHM 089-24 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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