March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek

March to the Sea: Ebenezer Creek (HMKW6)

Location: Rincon, GA 31326 Effingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.396', W 81° 10.955'

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One mile north, on December 9, 1864, during the American Civil War, U.S. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis crossed Ebenezer Creek with his 14th Army Corps as it advanced toward Savannah during Gen. William T. Sherman's March to the Sea. Davis hastily removed the pontoon bridges over the creek, and hundreds of freed slaves following his army drowned trying to swim the swollen waters to escape the pursuing Confederates. Following a public outcry, Sec. of War Edwin Stanton met with Sherman and local black leaders in Savannah on January 12, 1865. Four days later, President Lincoln approved Sherman's Special Field Orders No. 15, confiscating over 400,000 acres of coastal property and redistributing it to former slaves in 40-acre tracts.
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HM NumberHMKW6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
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Marker Number51-2
Year Placed2010
Placed ByErected for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482824 N 3581825
Decimal Degrees32.37326667, -81.18258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.396', W 81° 10.955'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 23.76" N, 81° 10' 57.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2980 Ebenezer Rd, Rincon GA 31326, US
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