Sherman at Millen

Sherman at Millen (HM8GL)

Location: Millen, GA 30442 Jenkins County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 48.211', W 81° 57.636'

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On the night of Dec. 2, 1864. Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi (US).Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman. USA, camped on the west bank of Buckhead Creek near the bridge. During the late afternoon of the 2nd, the 17th Corps (Blair's) had crossed the creek and burned the railway station, the hotel and several warehouse erected by the Confederate Army. That night, the corps camped in the south of Millen, with the exception of one brigade and the trains, which remained west of Buckhead Creek until morning. On the 3rd, the 17th Corps moved forward via Paramore Hill to Scarborough (old no. 7, CRR) destroying the railroad enroute.
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HM NumberHM8GL
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 Number082-9A
Year Placed1989
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410064 N 3629913
Decimal Degrees32.80351667, -81.96060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.211', W 81° 57.636'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 12.66" N, 81° 57' 38.16" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 W Winthrope Ave, Millen GA 30442, US
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