Kilpatrick at Cork

Kilpatrick at Cork (HMQQ0)

Location: Flovilla, GA 30216 Butts County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 13.057', W 83° 51.941'

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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), 30 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.

On the 18th, Kilpatrick's division reassembled here at Cork. Next day, it crossed Ocmulgee River at Planter's Factory (4 mi. E) and moved S to cover the front and flanks of the infantry columns and feint at Macon.
HM NumberHMQQ0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number018-7
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 232914 N 3679073
Decimal Degrees33.21761667, -83.86568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 13.057', W 83° 51.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 3.42" N, 83° 51' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-198 Mt Pleasant Ch Rd, Flovilla GA 30216, US
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