Sherman's Advance

Sherman's Advance (HM4X3)

Location: Sylvania, GA 30467 Screven County
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N 32° 34.004', W 81° 39.119'

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On the night of Dec. 4, 1864, Hq. Military Division of the Mississippi, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, and Hq. 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. F.P. Blair, USA were established at this point, 1 miles NE of Cameron (Station No. 5-1/2, CRR) and 1 mile S of Paris Hill Academy.

Hq. Right Wing (Howard) and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were across the Ogeechee River beyond Cameron. Hq. Left Wing (Slocum) and Hq. 20th Corps (Williams) were on the Middle Ground road S of Sylvania. Hq. 14th Corps was near Jacksonboro, on the old Augusta-Savannah road N of Sylvania.

Next day, Gen. Sherman advanced to Oliver where a Confederate Force was entrenching.
HM NumberHM4X3
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number124-24A
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 438797 N 3603444
Decimal Degrees32.56673333, -81.65198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 34.004', W 81° 39.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 34' 0.24" N, 81° 39' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13145 GA-17, Sylvania GA 30467, US
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