Sherman's Right Wing

Sherman's Right Wing (HM7PH)

Location: Ellabell, GA 31308 Bryan County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 10.004', W 81° 29.36'

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On Dec. 6, 1864, the 15th Corps (US), the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, camped near Jenk`s Bridge on Great Ogeechee River, east of Blitchton. On the 7th, Oliver's brigade was sent in advance of Hazen's division to seize the bridge over Canoochee River east of Bryan Court House (Clyde). Beginning at Black Creek, his advance was resisted by Confederate cavalry. After continual skirmishing, Oliver's superior force reached the bridge only to find it in flames and the crossing strongly defended. Unable to advance, he returned to Bryan Court House to await Hazen's arrival.
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HM NumberHM7PH
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 Number015-11
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 453863 N 3559021
Decimal Degrees32.16673333, -81.48933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 10.004', W 81° 29.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 10' 0.24" N, 81° 29' 21.60" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 174-194 GA-30, Ellabell GA 31308, US
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