Historic Markers Across Georgia

Rocky Comfort Creek

Marker ID: GHM 081-11
Location: US 221/Ga 24 1 mile southeast of Louisville at creek
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 32° 59.732    W 082° 25.278
  32.99553333    -82.4213
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6HDF
Rocky Comfort Creek Marker
Photo by David Seibert


On Nov. 28, 1864, the Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) of Gen. Sherman´s army [Union] moved from Davisboro to Louisville, the main body on this road. Jackson´s and Geary´s divisions, 20th Corps, along the Central Railroad, and Morgan´s and Baird´s divisions (12 miles NW).

When Baird´s division, which had camped on the road from Fenn´s Bridge, reached this point, the bridge over Rocky Comfort Creek had been destroyed by Wheeler´s cavalry [Confederate].

Pontoniers of the 58th Indiana Infantry bridged the stream with pontoons in time to permit Baird and Morgan to clear the bridge without seriously delaying the main body.


Rocky Comfort Creek
Photo by David Seibert