Battle of Griswoldville

Battle of Griswoldville (HM18JR)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.261', W 83° 29.333'

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On Nov. 22 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman's army [US] marched southeast from the vicinity of Gray toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. To protect the right against Wheeler's cavalry [CS], Brig. Gen. C. C. Walcutt's brigade of Woods division, 15th Corps, with two guns of Arndt's Michigan Battery, was sent toward Macon. Near Griswoldville, Walcutt found Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry division engaged with Wheeler. Together, they drove Wheeler through Griswoldville, after which Walcutt withdraw and took up a strong position on the Duncan farm, south of the railroad and about 1 ½ miles east of town. He Intrenched hastily on a slight elevation behind a small stream (Little Sandy Creek), his flanks protected by swamps and open fields in his front. The guns were placed on the road near the center of his line.

About 2:30 P.M., he was attacked by the 1st Division, Georgia Militia, Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips, with four guns. Advancing in three lines across the open fields, the Georgians made seven determined assaults; they silenced Arndt's guns but could not break the Union line. About 3:30 P.M., Walcutt was wounded and Col. R. F. Catterson, 97th Indiana Infantry, assumed command.

At dusk, Phillips was forced to retire but Catterson made no attempt to pursue him. Killed and wounded: [CS] 523; [US] 92
HM NumberHM18JR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number084-24
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 267130 N 3639734
Decimal Degrees32.87101667, -83.48888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.261', W 83° 29.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 15.66" N, 83° 29' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751-759 Henderson Rd, Macon GA 31217, US
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