Battle of Griswoldville

Battle of Griswoldville (HMRUD)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Jones County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 52.433', W 83° 33.317'

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On Nov. 22, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of Gen. Sherman's army [US] moved SE from Clinton (near Gray) toward Gordon and Irwinton on its destructive March to the Sea. Walcutt brigade, with two guns of Arndt's Michigan Battery, was posted on the right to protect the movement from the persistent harassment of Wheeler's cavalry [CS] from the direction of Macon.

Near Griswoldville (4 miles E), Walcutt was attacked by a division of Georgia Militia [CS] under Brig. Gen. P. J. Phillips who approached via this road. After three hours of fighting in which both sides suffered severely, Phillips was forced to withdraw.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number084-21
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 260924 N 3640200
Decimal Degrees32.87388333, -83.55528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.433', W 83° 33.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 25.98" N, 83° 33' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2325 Griswoldville Rd, Macon GA 31217, US
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