Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's DamBeginning on December 10, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers fought near here at Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam, as Union General William T. Sherman's army moved toward Savannah. During bloody fighting, Confederates twice repulsed Union attempts to overwhelm the Confederate earthworks covering the causeway across the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal. On December 20, 1864, after the fall of Fort McAllister due south of here, the Confederates abandoned their defensive positions and retreated into the city, setting the stage for the surrender of Savannah two days later and marking the end of Sherman's March to the Sea.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 484986 N 3548924|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07648333, -81.15908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.589', W 81° 9.545'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 35.34" N, 81° 9' 32.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 611-763 Chatham Pkwy, Garden City GA 31408, US|
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