Historic Markers Across Georgia



Kilpatrick's Cavalry at the Towaliga River



Marker ID: GHM 102-8
Location: Ga 42 at the Towaliga River
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 33° 07.474    W 083° 56.650
  33.12456666    -83.94416666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6XEM
Kilpatrick's Cavalry at the Towaliga River Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick´s cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman´s army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton) 31 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga Rivber to threaten Griffin and Forsyth. This threat caused the Towaliga bridges to bne burned by Wheeler´s cavalry [CSA] to protect those towns and the large Confederate hospital centers there.

A skirmish at this bridge marked the most southerly point W of Ocmulgee River reached by the Union forces during this campaign.

GHM 102-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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