On Dec. 8, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman's army (US),whichhad left Atlanta on Nov. 15th on its destructiveMarch to the Sea, was moving throughEffington County toward Savannah. Hq. RightWing , Maj.Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, was here atEden and troops of the 17th Corps weredestroying the Central RR beyond the town. The15th Corps was marching down both banks ofthe Great Ogeechee River to pass to the southof Savannah and cut the Savannah and Gulf RR.On the 9th, Gen. Sherman established hisheadquarters at Pooler, 9 miles SE, and bythe evening of the 11th the Siege of Savannahhad begun.