Historic Markers Across Georgia

The 14th Corps

Marker ID: GHM 124-23A
Location: US 301 at Ga 24 at Jacksonboro, 5.5 miles north of Sylvania
County: Screven
Coordinates: N 32° 49.639    W 081° 37.337
  32.82731    -81.62229
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4MQ5
The 14th Corps Marker  


On Dec. 5, 1865, Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis` 14th Corps of Gen. Shermans`s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, camped at Jacksonboro. Carlin`s and Morgan`s divisions had marched via Lumpkin`s Station (Munnerlyn) without trouble, but Baird`s division, marching on the extreme left, arrived via Sardis after supporting Kilpatrick`s cavalry division (USA) in its engagement with Wheeler`s cavalry corps (CSA) at Waynesboro on the 4th.

On the 6th, after rebuilding the bridge over Beaver Dam Creek, the 14th Corps, followed by the cavalry, moved south on the Old Savannah Road (Ga 24) toward Ebenezer.

GHM 124-23A Georgia Historical Commission 1958