Sherman at Zion Church

Sherman at Zion Church (HM4Z3)

Location: Guyton, GA 31312 Effingham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 12.394', W 81° 21.721'

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On the night of Dec. 8, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (USA), Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, was established here at Zion Church. Hq. Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, was at Eden (3 mi. SW). Hq. Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps), Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, USA, was at Springfield (12 mi. N).

On the 9th, Gen. Sherman moved forward to Pooler, 9 miles from Savannah, while the Left Wing converged on Monteith (11 mi. E). In the Right Wing, the 17th Corps destroyed the Central RR through Eden while the 15th Corps began passing to the south of Savannah on both banks of the Great Ogeechee River.
HM NumberHM4Z3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number051-15
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 465882 N 3563389
Decimal Degrees32.20656667, -81.36201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.394', W 81° 21.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 23.64" N, 81° 21' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Noel C Conaway Rd, Guyton GA 31312, US
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