The 20th Corps

The 20th Corps (HMDWU)

Location: Wadley, GA 30477 Jefferson County
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N 32° 51.993', W 82° 24.285'

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On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson`s and Geary's divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army, destroyed the railroad from Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. next morning, both the railway and wagon bridges east of Bethany having been burned by the Confederate defenders, Jackson and Geary marched up the west bank and crossed the Ogeechee River at Cowart's Bridge, 2.5 miles SE of Louisville, then turned east to Eden Church, on Big Creek, where they rejoined Ward`s division and the corps trains which had moved on the direct road through Davisboro and Louisville.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number081-14
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 368571 N 3637367
Decimal Degrees32.86655000, -82.40475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 51.993', W 82° 24.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 51' 59.58" N, 82° 24' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 173-179 N Main St, Wadley GA 30477, US
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