The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station

The 14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station (HM8HB)

Location: Waynesboro, GA 30830 Burke County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 57.2', W 81° 57.75'

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On Dec. 3, 1864, after a hard march across Buckhead, Rocky Beaver Dam and Rosemary creeks from camps N. of Birdsville and W. of Buckhead Church, the 14th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, [US] (less Baird's division) camped at Lumpkin's station (Munnerlyn). 0.6 miles E. on the Augusta and Savannah Railroad, Baird`s division, on the left of Gen. Sherman's army as it moved toward Savannah, had marched via RockCreek Church (5 miles S.W. of Waynesboro) to support Kilpatrick's cavalry division [US] in its attempt to burn the bridges over Brier Creek toward Augusta.

After forcing a passage of Rocky Creek the day before, and driving elements of Wheeler's cavalry corps [CS] toward Waynesboro, Baird and Kilpatrick had turned S.E. and, on the 3rd, were camped on the railroad below Waynesboro, with Baird at Thomas' station (4 miles N.) and Kilpatrick a mile beyond him facing Wheeler.

Next morning Morgan's division, which had camped on Rosemary Creek, in the rear, took the lead and marched S.E. on the Habersham road toward Jacksonboro with the artillery and trains. After destroying three miles of track, Carlin's division followed, itsrear guard (79th Pennsylvania Infantry) skirmishing sharply with persistent detachments of Confederate cavalry until withdrawn.
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HM NumberHM8HB
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 Number017-12
Year Placed1993
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 410038 N 3646524
Decimal Degrees32.95333333, -81.96250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 57.2', W 81° 57.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 57' 12.00" N, 81° 57' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283 Wilson-Drake Rd, Waynesboro GA 30830, US
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