Bellevue Plantation

Bellevue Plantation (HM14O0)

Location: Waynesboro, GA 30830 Burke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 55.8', W 82° 1.265'

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Dating from a royal grant by King George III to Samuel Eastlake in 1767, Belleview Plantation has been owned continuously by the Carswell family since 1835. The year in which the house was built is not known but it is believed to have been erected around the time of the original grant, the pioneer style of architecture lending support to that assumption.

During Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864, a rear guard action occurred here between Brig. Gen. J. L. Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division [US], which was retreating toward Sherman's main columns after an unsuccessful raid on Waynesboro, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry corps [CS] which had defeated Kilpatrick near Waynesboro. Three holes made by Minie balls fired during this action can be seen in the house. The soldiers who fell here were buried behind the residence. The Union dead remain, but the Confederates were later reinterred at Waynesboro.

The old rose bush that stands across the road from the house was damaged by horses tethered to it by Union officers while their men stripped the plantation of horses and provisions, a work in which they were engaged when struck by Confederate pursuit.
HM NumberHM14O0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number017-18
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker Condition
6 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 404537 N 3643989
Decimal Degrees32.93000000, -82.02108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 55.8', W 82° 1.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 55' 48.00" N, 82° 1' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1677-1699 Bellevue Plantation Rd, Waynesboro GA 30830, US
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