Battle of Shaw's Bridge historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of Shaw's Bridge historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chatham County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chatham County, 31.9740223, -81.0924254
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Chatham Parkway about 200 yards north of the entrance to the Savannah Christian Preparatory School (1599 Chatham Parkway)
Text of marker: "Sherman's March to the Sea: Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam. Beginning on December 10, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers fought near here at Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam, as Union General William T. Sherman's army moved toward Savannah. During bloody fighting, Confederates twice repulsed Union attempts to overwhelm the Confederate earthworks covering the causeway across the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal. On December 20, 1864, after the fall of Fort McAllister due south of here, the Confederates abandoned their defensive positions and retreated into the city, setting the stage for the surrender of Savannah two days later and marking the end of Sherman's March to the Sea. 2002.20 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society 25-19"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-shaws-bridge
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-shaws-bridge
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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