Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fenn's Bridge

Marker ID: GHM 150-17
Location: Ga 88 at the Ogeechee River, 4 miles north of Davisboro, GA
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 33° 02.601    W 082° 36.334
  33.043350    -82.605567
Waymark: WM6DT7
Fenn's Bridge Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On Nov. 27, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman´s army [Federal] moved from Sandersville toward Louisville on its destructive March to the Sea. The 20th Corps (Williams) and Carlin´s division, 14th Corps (Davis), moved to Davisboro and camped for the night. Morgan´s and Baird´s divisions, 14th Corps, marched NE and crossed Ogeechee River here at Fenn´s Bridge.

Baird turned right ½ mile NE of the bridge and camped on the lower road. Morgan camped on the Hudson place at Grange. Initially, Wheeler left Fenn´s Bridge intact for his own use; a later attempt to destroy it was foiled by the arrival of Baird and Morgan.