<———<<<<The Union Army of 65,000 men under the command of General Wm. T. Sherman left Atlanta on November 15, 1864. Only the left wing of 30,000 men entered Milledgeville. The advance units arrived here on the 22nd. The right wing marched via Clinton and Gordon and joined the left wing at Sandersville. More than 25,000 soldiers camped at this site on Nov. 22-25. The McKinley house, 500 yards north of this point, served as headquarters for Generals Jackson and Geary. The toll bridge which stood 50 yards below the present structure was destroyed on November 25.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 294029 N 3662909|
|Decimal Degrees||33.08530000, -83.20678333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 5.118', W 83° 12.407'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 5' 7.08" N, 83° 12' 24.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 706|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-108 Pierce Johnson Rd SE, Milledgeville GA 31061, US|
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