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Atlanta to Milledgeville

Beginning on 1864/11/14 and ending 1864/11/24


On Nov. 15, 1864 after destroying Atlanta and cutting his communications with the north, Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, USA, began his destructive campaign for Savannah - the march to the Sea. He divided his Army [US] (60,000 infantry and artillery and 5,500 cavalry into two wings, one to move via McDonough and Monticello to Gordon, feinting at Macon, the other via Covington and Madison, feinting at Augusta. The right wing (15th and 17th Corps), Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, USA, marched from bivouac areas in the vicinity of White Hall (West End) early that morning, the 15th Corp toward Jonesboro, the 17th Corp. toward McDonough. The 3rd Cavalry Division, Brig. Gen. J. L. Kilpatrick, USA, covered the right wing. The left wing (14th and 20th Corp), Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, USA, marched from bivouac areas in and around Atlanta, the 20th Corps. to Stone Mountain on the 15th and the 14th Corps, accompanied by General Sherman and his staff, to Lithonia the next day. The Provost Guard (2nd and 33rd Massachusetts and 111th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry) was the last unit to leave Atlanta, marching behind the 14th Corps on Nov. 16th. During the four days preceding the departure, the work of destruction had been so thorough that when General Sherman mounted his horse, here at the John Neal house, early on Nov. 16th, his Chief Engineer, Capt. Orlando M. Poe. CE, stated that "for military purposes the city of Atlanta has ceased to exist". GHM 060-117 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1957

 

 

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Historic Markers Across Georgia - Civil War in GA

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Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.

 

Across the Ocmulgee
Andersonville (Side 1)
Battle of Griswoldville
Battle of Griswoldville
Battle of Griswoldville
Battle of Griswoldville
Battle of Griswoldville The Advance from East Macon
Battle of Griswoldville The Deployment and Assault
Battle of Griswoldville: The Big Picture
Battles of Dunlap Farm
Blountsville
Buffalo Creek
Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site
Cavalry Action At Lovejoy's Station
Cobb's Quarter, Sherman's Campsite
Confederate Pistol Factory
Crossing the Ocmulgee
Davis at the Yellow River
Father Peter Whelan (1802-1871) (Side 2)
Federal Raid
Georgia Historical Society Founded 1839
Georgia Militia at Forsyth
Georgia Militia at Griffin
Georgia Militia at Lovejoy's Station
Georgia Power
Gov. John M. Slaton
Griswoldville
Hightower Trail
Howell Cobb Plantation
Iron Springs
Junction of 20th and 14th Corps
Kilpatrick at Cork
Kilpatrick's Cavalry at the Towaliga River
Kilpatrick's Cavalry on the Newnan Stage Road
Marion
McIntyre
Old State Capitol
Planter's Academy
Route of the Twentieth Corps
Sherman at Conyers
Sherman at Harris' Quarters
Sherman's Right at Indian Springs
Sherman's Right Wing
South-View Cemetery
Southern Company
Spier's Turnout
Stone Creek Baptist Church-1808
The 15th Corps
The Cavalry Skirmish
The Dunlap House
The Evacuation of Gordon
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea
The Orphan Brigade
The Right Wing at Jackson
The Right Wing at McDonough
The Right Wing at Stockbridge
Toombsboro