The March to the Sea

The March to the Sea (HMNOR)

Location: Monticello, GA 31064 Jasper County
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N 33° 18.733', W 83° 44.8'

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On Nov. 15, 1864, after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the North, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah — the March to the Sea. He divided his army [US] into two wings. The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) marched east from Atlanta in two columns, to feint at Augusta but to turn southeast and converge on Milledgeville. The 14th Corps marched via Covington and Shady Dale, the 20th via Social Circle, Madison and Eatonton.

The Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, USA, marched south via Stockbridge and McDonough and camped at Jackson on the night of the 17th. Next morning, two pontoon bridges were laid across the Ocmulgee River at Planters' Factory (Ocmulgee Mills) near Seven Islands (12 miles SW). At one o'clock the Right Wing began its crossing into Jasper County.

The 15th Corps (Osterhaus), less Corse's division, moved via Hillsboro (10 miles S) toward Gordon, where the Right Wing would be in communication with the Left Wing at Milledgeville. The 17th Corps (Blair), to relieve congestion on the Hillsboro road, marched via Monticello and Blountsville (8 miles NW of Gray) to Gordon. Corse's division, the last to cross, and the 1st Missouri Engineers with the pontoon train, followed the 17th Corps.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number079-9
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 244286 N 3689267
Decimal Degrees33.31221667, -83.74666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 18.733', W 83° 44.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 18' 43.98" N, 83° 44' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 Buggy Rd, Monticello GA 31064, US
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