The March to the Sea

The March to the Sea (HM6EL)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30458 Bulloch County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 26.975', W 81° 46.987'

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On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications to t he 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 Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, moved east from Atlanta in two columns which converged on Milledgeville, crossed the Ogeechee River near Louisville, then marched on Savannah by two routes: the 14th Corps (Davis) on the old road along the Savannah, the 20th Corps (Williams) via Springfield. Both Corps approached Savannah via Monteith.

The Right Wing (15th and 17 Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, marched south via Jackson and Gordon and crossed the Oconee River at Ball's Ferry. The 17th Corps (Blair) then moved via Tennille and the railway, destroying it enroute. The 15th Corpse (Osterhaus) moved via several roads to Summerville (Summertown), from which place two divisions moved near the river on the old Savannah road and two via Statesboro.

On Dec. 4th, Hazen's and Smith's divisions, 15th Corps, camped at Statesboro, and Woods and Corse's near Mill Ray (9 miles NE). Next morning, both columns moved toward Jenk's Bridge (on US 80) from which point the final movements toward Savannah were begun.
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HM NumberHM6EL
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 Number16-6
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 426392 N 3590540
Decimal Degrees32.44958333, -81.78311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.975', W 81° 46.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 58.50" N, 81° 46' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Courtland St, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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