Sherman's Left Wing

Sherman's Left Wing (HM4RQ)

Location: Springfield, GA 31329 Effingham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.994', W 81° 18.581'

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On Dec. 8, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman`s army (USA), which had left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructive March to the Sea, was moving through Effingham County toward Savannah. Hq. Left Wing, Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, was here in Springfield. The 14th Corps (Davis) was encamped at Ebenezer Church. The 20th Corps (Williams) had passed through Springfield and was encamped on the Eden road.

On the 9th, Hq. Left Wing moved forward to Monteith. By the evening of the 11th, both the 14th and 20th Corps were in line facing the Confederate fortifications of Savannah and the Siege of Savannah had begun.
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HM NumberHM4RQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
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Marker Number51-16
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470865 N 3581110
Decimal Degrees32.36656667, -81.30968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.994', W 81° 18.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 59.64" N, 81° 18' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 Laurel St, Springfield GA 31329, US
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