Skirmish at Hinesville

Skirmish at Hinesville (HM9UR)

Location: Hinesville, GA 31313 Liberty County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 50.44', W 81° 35.681'

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On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman's army (US) which was then closing in on Savannah, met here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson's brigade of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry corps of the Army of Tennessee (CS). Wheeler's corps and units of the Georgia Militia had offered steady resistance to Gen. Sherman's "March to the Sea" from Atlanta to Savannah.

After a sharp skirmish through the town, the Confederate detachment withdrew toward the Canoochee River to rejoin Iverson.
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HM NumberHM9UR
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 Number089-24
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 443731 N 3522929
Decimal Degrees31.84066667, -81.59468333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.44', W 81° 35.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 26.40" N, 81° 35' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-425 W Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville GA 31313, US
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