Sherman's Left Wing

Sherman's Left Wing (HM4YY)

Location: Sardis, GA 30456 Burke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 1.318', W 81° 52.594'

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On Dec. 4, 1864, Kilpatrick`s cavalry division (USA) of Gen. Sherman`s army, supported by two brigades of Baird`s infantry division of the 14th Corps, drove units of Wheeler`s cavalry corps (CSA) out of Waynesboro and across Brier Creek in order to burn the bridges over that stream. Baird`s third brigade, with the division trains, remained at Thomas` Station (6 miles S of Waynesboro) to finish destroying three miles of railroad, then marched to Alexander and encamped. It was joined here at dark by Baird and his other brigades.

Next day, Baird marched via Sardis to rejoin the 14th Corps, followed by Kilpatrick who had camped at Old Church on Quaker Road.
HM NumberHM4YY
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number017-17
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 418133 N 3654063
Decimal Degrees33.02196667, -81.87656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 1.318', W 81° 52.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 1' 19.08" N, 81° 52' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 GA-24 Spur, Sardis GA 30456, US
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