The March to the Sea

The March to the Sea (HM6ED)

Location: Lithonia, GA 30058 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 43.362', W 84° 9.978'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 91 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah - the March to the Sea. He divided his army (US) into two wings. The Right Wing marched south from Atlanta, to feint at Macon but to cross the Ocmulgee River above the city and concentrate at Gordon.

The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen H.W. Slocum, USA, marched through Decatur, the 20th Corps continuing east to Social Circle and Madison. The 14th Corps, Maj. Gen. J.C. Davis, USA, accompanied by General Sherman and his staff, marched from Atlanta the next morning towards Covington and Milledgeville.That night (16th), the 14th Corps camped along this road with its advance at Lithonia (3.5 miles E) and its rear guard west of Snapfinger Creek) 1.5 miles W.). General Sherman's headquarters were established here at Latimer's Crossroads (Belmont). Next morning, the 14th Corps marched toward Covington and halted for the night at Yellow River. Enroute, the tracks, depots, water tanks and other facilities of the Georgia Railroad were destroyed between Lithonia and the river, approximately 14 miles.

Between Atlanta and Milledgeville, the movement of the Left Wing were almost unopposed, the few Confederate troops available being employed against the Right Wing to protect Macon, a principal arsenal center, and the Central Georgia Railway.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM6ED
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Tags
Marker Number044-85
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 762574 N 3735016
Decimal Degrees33.72270000, -84.16630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.362', W 84° 9.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 21.72" N, 84° 9' 58.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6153-6173 Covington Hwy, Lithonia GA 30058, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?