Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon

Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon (HM18JS)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.273', W 83° 29.333'

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On Nov. 22, 1864, the 1st Division, Georgia Militia (less the 1st Brigade), with the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Georgia State Line, and Anderson's Georgia Battery attached, Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Phillips commanding, marched from East Macon about 8:00 A.M. enroute to Augusta. About a mile west of Griswoldville, Phillips found the Athens and Augusta local defense battalions, under Maj. F. W. C. Cook, formed in line of battle facing the town, through which elements of Wheeler's cavalry [CS] had just been driven by Walcutt's brigade of Woods' division; 15th Corps and Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry division [US].

Forming line of battle with Anderson's brigade on the right, the Athens and Augusta Battalions in the center, McCoy's brigade on the left, Mann's brigade in reserve and the State Line regiments deployed as skirmishers in his front, Phillips advanced to Griswoldville, only to find that the enemy had retired.

Unaware that Walcutt had halted and intrenched about 1 ½ miles east, south of the railroad, to protect the right of Sherman's army then moving on the Irwinton road, Phillips reassembled his command and began moving it east of town to await further orders.
HM NumberHM18JS
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number084-25
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 267131 N 3639756
Decimal Degrees32.87121667, -83.48888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.273', W 83° 29.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 16.38" 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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