Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Jones County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Jones County, 33.0251332, -83.5605242
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Henderson Road in Griswold
Text of marker: "BATTLE OF GRISWOLDVILLE THE ADVANCE FROM EAST MACON. On Nov. 22, 1864, the 1st Division, Georgia Milltia (less the 1st Brigade), with the 1st and 2nd Regiments, Georgia State Line, and Anderson's Georgia Battery attached, Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Phillips commanding, marched from East Macon about 8:00 A.M. enroute to Augusta. About a mile west of Griswoldville, Phillips found the Athens and Augusta local defense battalions, under Maj. F. W. C. Cook, formed in line of battle facing the town, through which elements of Wheeler's cavalry [CSA] had just been driven by Walcutt's brigade of Woods' division, 15th Corps, and Murray's brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry division [USA]. Forming line of battle with Anderson's brigade on the right, the Athens and Augusta Battalions in the center, McCoy's brigade on the left, Mann's brigade in reserve and the State Line regiments deployed as skirmishers in his front, Phillips advanced to Griswoldville, only to find that the enemy had retired. Unaware that Walcutt had halted and intrenched about 1 1/2 miles east, south of the railroad, to protect the right of Sherman's army then moving on the Irwinton road, Phillips reassembled his command and began moving it east of town to await further orders. 084-25 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-griswoldville-the-advance-from-east-macon
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-griswoldville-the-advance-from-east-macon
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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