The 20th Corps historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
The 20th Corps historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1958
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Jefferson County
Sherman's March to the Sea
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Location:
United States, Georgia, Jefferson County, Wadley, 32.8668223, -82.4040162
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: At the intersection of Bus. U.S. 1 and U.S. 319, Wadley
Text of marker: "THE 20TH CORPS. On Nov. 29, 1864, Jackson's and Geary's divisions, 20th Corps (Williams), of Gen. Sherman's army, destroyed the railroad from Spier's Turnout (Bartow), No. 11, CRR, through Bethany (Wadley), No. 10 1/2, CRR, to the Ogeechee River. Next morning, both the railway and wagon bridges east of Bethany having been burned by the Confederate defenders, Jackson and Geary marched up the west bank and crossed the Ogeechee River at Cowart's bridge, 2.5 miles S.E. of Louisville, then turned east to Eden Church, on Big Creek, where they rejoined Ward's division and the corps trains which had moved on the direct road through Davisboro and Louisville. 081-14 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_the-20th-corps
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_the-20th-corps
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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