Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sherman's Right Wing



Marker ID: GHM 150-12
Location: Ga 68 at Ga 272 junction southeast of Oconee
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 32° 48.454    W 082° 54.798
  32.80756    -82.9133
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6EVA
Sherman's Right Wing Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

On Nov. 26, 1864 the Right Wing(15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman´s army which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, crossed the Oconee River at Ball´s Ferry´s (O.4 mi. N of the Ga 57). The 17th Corps (Blair´s), after completing its crossing, massed near this road fork and camped for the night.

Next morning, Blair sent Leggett´s division to Oconee (old Station No. 14 CRR), 4 mi NW. to destroy the railroad to "a" point near Irwin´s Cross ~ Roads, " 5 mi NE. From that point, Rice´s and Hurlbut´s brigades, 15th Corps, completed the destruction of the railroad as far as Tennille (No. 13, CRR).

GHM 150-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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