Historic Markers Across Georgia

Route of Gen. Kilpatrick's Cavalry

Marker ID: GHM 005-15
Location: 5 US 441 at junction with Ga 243 at Scottsboro
County: Baldwin
Coordinates: N 33° 01.426    W 083° 14.052
  33.02376666    -83.2342
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNPVD
Route of Gen. Kilpatrick's Cavalry Marker
Photo by Markerman


Gen. Sherman´s Cavalry Corps, commanded by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, consisted of 5,000 men, 8,000 animals, and 300 wagons. It rode from Gordon to Milledgeville on Nov. 24 to join the left wing of the Union Army at Milledgeville. On the 25thth, Gen. Kilpatrick moved toward Louisville and Waynesboro on the Sparta Road. The right wing of t he Federal Army, numbering 29,000 men of the 15th and 17th Corps, was commanded by Gen. Oliver O. Howard. It marched south of Milledgeville via Clinton, Gordon, and Irwinton, joining the left wing near Sandersville on Nov. 27.


Hugh Judson Kilpatrick
Route of Gen. Kilpatrick's Cavalry
Photo by Library of Congress