Historic Markers Across Georgia

Buffalo Creek

Marker ID: GHM 150-14
Location: Ga 24 at Buffalo Creek west of Sandersville, GA
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 32° 57.791    W 082° 57.427
  32.96319    -82.95711
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6EVM
Buffalo Creek Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Early on Nov. 1864. the advance guard of the 20th Corps [USA] of Gen. Sherman´s army reached this vicinity and found that the nine bridges over Buffalo Creek and the Tributaries had been burned by Wheelers cavalry [CSA]. A detachment of the 58th Indiana Infantry (pontoniers), with details from the 101st Illinois Infantry, bridged main channel with pontoons and repaired or rebuilt eight bridges with timbers cut from the woods. By two o´clock, the column had resumed its march toward Sandersville.

Although harassed continually by carbine fire from the Confederate cavalrymen, the Union men suffered few losses.

GHM 150-14 Georgia Historic Marker 1992