Sherman and Hardee at Tennille

Sherman and Hardee at Tennille (HMGS1)

Location: Tennille, GA 31089 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 56.159', W 82° 48.722'

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Late on Nov. 24, 1864, Lieut. Gen. Wm J. Hardee CSA, arrived in Tennille to consult with Maj. Gen. H.C. Wayne, Adj. Gen. of Georgia as to the advisability of further resistance along the line of the Oconee River, already reached by Gen. Sherman's army [US] on its destructive March to the Sea. After visiting Oconee and learning the gravity of the situation, Gen. Hardee ordered a withdrawal through Tennille (No. 13, CRR) to the line of the Ogeechee River, which was effected on the 26th.

The last Confederate unit had hardly cleared Tennille when the advance guard of the 20th Corps of Gen. Sherman's Left Wing arrived from Sandersville. That day Geary's division, 20th Corps, destroyed four miles of railroad toward Davisboro while units of the Union Right Wing, which had crossed the Oconee River at Ball's ferry, destroyed track from Oconee (No. 14 CRR) to Tennille and burned the bridge over the river. In Tennille, the depot, water tank and all other rail facilities were burned.

Upon leaving Atlanta, on the 16th, Gen. Sherman's headquarters had accompanied the Left Wing, with which he remained as far as Sandersville. On the 27th, he transferred his headquarters to the Right Wing. At 10:00 A. M. he arrived in Tennille to join Headquarters, 17th Corps (Blair's) which he accompanied from Tennille, via Midville and Millen, to the outskirts of Savannah.
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HM NumberHMGS1
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 Number150-19
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 330593 N 3645646
Decimal Degrees32.93598333, -82.81203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 56.159', W 82° 48.722'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 56' 9.54" N, 82° 48' 43.32" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137 Smith St, Tennille GA 31089, US
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