Skirmish at Statesboro

Skirmish at Statesboro (HM76U)

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

N 32° 27.688', W 81° 47.494'

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Approaching Statesboro on Dec. 4, 1864, a strong party of mounted foragers from Hazen's division, 15th Corps (USA), on the right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, was attacked by a detachment of Confederate cavalry and driven back to the protection of Hazen's marching column.

The Seventieth Ohio Infantry (leading the Union advance) deployed, fired a volley, and charged with the bayonet, driving the cavalry back through Statesboro and clearing the way for the advance. during this encounter, the Confederates lost 6 killed, 1 wounded, and 2 captured; Hazen lost 8 wounded and 27 captured, all from the foraging party.
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HM NumberHM76U
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 Number016-7
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 425608 N 3591863
Decimal Degrees32.46146667, -81.79156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.688', W 81° 47.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 41.28" N, 81° 47' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 652-668 US-25, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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