The Right Wing at McDonough

The Right Wing at McDonough (HMTLH)

Location: McDonough, GA 30253 Henry County
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N 33° 27.354', W 84° 9.11'

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On the night of Nov. 16, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the Right Wing), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA, and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were established in McDonough. Hq. 17th Corps (Blair) was established on Walnut Creek (2 miles N). Kilpatrick cavalry division, after driving Iverson's smaller cavalry division [CS] from Lovejoy's and Bear Creek (Hampton) stations (west of McDonough on the Central of Georgia Railway), turned east and camped on the Griffin and McDonough Road.

On Nov. 17th, the 15th Corps marched south on the Jackson Road. South of Locust Grove, Wood's and Hazen's divisions took a road to the west of Jackson and camped near Liberty Church (3 miles SW of Indian Springs). Smith's and Corse's divisions marched through Jackson and camped east of the town.

The 17th Corps (less G.A. Smith's division) followed the 15th Corps to Jackson and camped in and near the town. G.A. Smith division, accompanied by the 1st Missouri Engineers (with a pontoon train), marched east from McDonough on the Key's Ferry road and camped near South River, west of Hendricks's Mill.Kilpatrick cavalry division marched to the Towaliga River to threaten Forsyth, and camped at points north of that stream.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Shermans March to the Sea series.
Marker Number075-5
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 764730 N 3705459
Decimal Degrees33.45590000, -84.15183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.354', W 84° 9.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 21.24" N, 84° 9' 6.60" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 326-380 Atlanta St, McDonough GA 30253, US
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