Federal Raid historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Federal Raid historical marker
Creator:
Hooks, Byron
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Morgan County
Location:
United States, Georgia, Morgan County, Buckhead, 33.5684599, -83.3623854
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Buckhead Road at railroad crossing in Buckhead
Text of marker: "FEDERAL RAID. On Saturday, November 19, 1864, Federal troops under Gen. Geary, Sherman's 20th Army Corps, drove a small detachment of Confederate soldiers out of Buckhead, ate dinner and then destroyed the water tank, all railroad buildings and a large supply of cordwood. Moving out of Buckhead, the Federals destroyed the railroad to the Oconee River, there burning the bridge and railroad supplies. They destroyed gins and mills, 330 bales of cotton and 50,000 bushels of corn. That night they camped at Blue Springs (now Swords) on the plantation of Col. Lee Jordan. 104-5 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_federal-raid
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_federal-raid
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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