The Cavalry Skirmish

The Cavalry Skirmish (HMGT1)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.059', W 83° 28.196'

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On the night of Nov. 21, 1864, Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry [US], which during the day had burned buildings and destroyed railways facilities in Griswoldville, camped on the E fork of Little Sandy Creek, ½ miles NE. At dawn, Murray's pickets were driven in by Wheeler's cavalry [CS], which was met by the 9th Pennsylvania and 5th Kentucky cavalry. Fighting developed in the fields to the NE until mid-morning when Walcutt's brigade [US] arrived, enabling Murray to drive Wheeler through Griswoldville and reoccupy the town. About noon, they were forced to retire by the advance of the 1st Division, Georgia Militia, from Macon.
HM NumberHMGT1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number084-23
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 268895 N 3639319
Decimal Degrees32.86765000, -83.46993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.059', W 83° 28.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 3.54" N, 83° 28' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 325 Old Griswoldville Rd, Macon GA 31217, US
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