Sherman at the Jones Plantation

Sherman at the Jones Plantation (HMPLL)

Location: Millen, GA 30442 Jenkins County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 49.637', W 82° 8.463'

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On Dec.1, 1864, the 17th Corps (Blair's) of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman's army [US] moved from Burton (Midville) to Herndon, Station No. 9, CRR, and camped in and near the town. Gen. Sherman, who had accompanied the 17th Corps since the army passed Sandersville, established his headquarters in the imposing plantation residence of Mr. Joseph B. Jones which stood immediately north of this point.

On the 2nd, the 17th Corps marched from Herndon to Millen, its work details destroying the railroad enroute and its foraging the parties stripping the country of provisions.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number082-10
Year Placed1958
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 393197 N 3632716
Decimal Degrees32.82728333, -82.14105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.637', W 82° 8.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 38.22" N, 82° 8' 27.78" W
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Area Code(s)478, 706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6600-6602 Morris Rd, Millen GA 30442, US
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