The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1959
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Chatham County
Sherman's March to the Sea
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Location:
United States, Georgia, Chatham County, 31.9740223, -81.0924254
United States, Georgia, Savannag
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Ga. 204 2.4 miles west of I-95 interchange, Savannah
Text of marker: "THE 15TH CORPS AT THE SAVANNAH AND OGEECHEE CANAL. On Dec. 6, 1864, the 15th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA, the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, forced a crossing of Great Ogeechee River at Jenk's Bridge (U.S. 80 east of Blitchton) and drove the Confederate defenders toward Savannah. Corse's division crossed and occupied Eden. Smith's division remained on the west bank with the corps trains. With Hazen's and Woods' divisions, Osterhaus moved down the west bank, Hazen to take the bridge over Canoochee River east of Bryan Court House (Clyde), Woods to prepare crossings over the Ogeechee at Fort Argyle (1 mile W. across the river) and on the charred ruins of Dillon's bridge, at the mouth of this canal. On the 8th, Corse moved down the east bank to this point and found the bridge over the canal in flames. He rebuilt it, then camped here for the night. On the 9th, Smith arrived with the corps trains. Corse moved forward to the Darien road (U.S. 17), defeated a small Confederate force entrenched astride both roads, and drove it toward Savannah. On the 10th, Corse moved north of Little Ogeechee River followed by Hazen who, having secured the bridge over the Canoochee, had crossed the Ogeechee at Dillon's Bridge. Smith moved north along the canal, followed by Woods who had crossed the Ogeechee at Fort Argyle. That night, Corse, Woods and Smith were in line facing the strong Confederate works along Salt Creek, with Hazen in reserve at the Little Ogeechee. 025-72 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1959"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_the-15th-corps-at-the-savannah-and-ogeechee-canal
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_the-15th-corps-at-the-savannah-and-ogeechee-canal
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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