Federal Raid

Federal Raid (HMAJ1)

Location: Buckhead, GA 30625 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 34.104', W 83° 21.75'

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On Saturday, November 19, 1864, Federal troops under Gen. Geary, Sherman's 20th Army Corps, drove a small detachment of Confederate soldiers out of Buckhead, ate dinner and then destroyed the water tank, all railroad buildings and a large supply of cordwood. Moving out of Buckhead, the Federals destroyed the railroad to the Oconee River, there burning the bridge and railroad supplies. They destroyed gins and mills, 330 bales of cotton and 50,000 bushels of corn. That night they camped at Blue Springs (now Swords) on the plantation of Col. Lee Jordan.
HM NumberHMAJ1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number104-5
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 280706 N 3716803
Decimal Degrees33.56840000, -83.36250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.104', W 83° 21.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 6.24" N, 83° 21' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1021 Parks Mill Rd, Buckhead GA 30625, US
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