Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River

Kilpatrick's Cavalry At The Towaliga River (HMHWF)

Location: Forsyth, GA 31029 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 7.472', W 83° 56.633'

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On Nov. 17, 1864, Kilpatrick's cavalry division [US], which was covering the right flank of Gen. Sherman's army on its March to the Sea, moved from Bear Creek Station (Hampton) 31 mi. NW, down the north bank of Towaliga River to threaten Griffin and Forsyth. This threat caused the Towaliga bridges to be burned by Wheeler's cavalry [CS] to protect those towns and the large Confederate hospital centers there.

A skirmish at this bridge marked the most southerly point W of Ocmulgee River reached by the Union forces during this campaign.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number102-8
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 225332 N 3668950
Decimal Degrees33.12453333, -83.94388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 7.472', W 83° 56.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 7' 28.32" N, 83° 56' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Unnamed Road, Forsyth GA 31029, US
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