14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
14th Corps at Lumpkin's Station historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1993
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Burke County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Burke County, Munnerlyn, 32.9534899, -81.9620611
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Located one-half mile east of U.S. 25 in Munnerlyn
Text of marker: "THE 14TH CORPS AT LUMPKIN'S STATION. On Dec. 3, 1864, after a hard march across Buckhead, Rocky Beaver Dam and Rosemary creeks from camps N. of Birdsville and W. of Buckhead Church, the 14th Corps [USA], Maj. Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, USA (less Baird's division) camped at Lumpkin's station (Munnerlyn). 0.6 miles E. on the Augusta and Savannah Railroad, Baird's division, on the left of Gen. Sherman's army as it moved toward Savannah, had marched via Rock Creek Church (5 miles S.W. of Waynesboro) to support Kilpatrick's cavalry division [USA] in its attempt to burn the bridges over Brier Creek toward Augusta. After forcing a passage of Rocky Creek the day before, and driving elements of Wheeler's cavalry corps [CSA] toward Waynesboro, Baird and Kilpatrick had turned S.E. and, on the 3rd, were camped on the railroad below Waynesboro, with Baird at Thomas' station (4 miles N.) and Kilpatrick a mile beyond him facing Wheeler. Next morning Morgan's division, which had camped on Rosemary Creek, in the rear, took the lead and marched S.E. on the Habersham road toward Jacksonboro with the artillery and trains. After destroying three miles of track, Carlin's division followed, its rear guard (79th Pennsylvania Infantry) skirmishing sharply with persistent detachments of Confederate cavalry until withdrawn. 017-12 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1993"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_14th-corps-at-lumpkins-station
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_14th-corps-at-lumpkins-station
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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