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The Right Wing at McDonough GHM 075-5
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 33° 27.349 W 084° 09.115
16S E 764722 N 3705449
Quick Description: The Right Wing at McDonough GHM 075-5 US 23 at the north city limits of McDonough near Alexander park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 5:24:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM35GC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 18

Long Description:
The Right Wing At McDonough

On the night of Nov. 16,1864, the right wing (15th and 17th Corps) Of General Sherman’s Army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on it’s destructive March to the Sea, Camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the Tennessee (the Right Wing), Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard, USA and Hq. 15th Corps (Osterhaus) were established in McDonough. Hq. 17th Corps (Blair) was established on Walnut Creek (2 miles N). Kilpatrick’s cavalry division, after driving Iverson’s smaller Cavalry division (CSA) from Lovejoy’s and Bear Creek (Hampton) Stations (west of McDonough on the Central of Georgia Railway), Turned east and camped on the Griffin and McDonough road.

On Nov. 17, the 15th Corps marched south , on the Jackson road. South of Locust Grove, Woods and Hazen’s division took A road to the west of Jackson and camped near Liberty Church (3 miles SW of Indian Springs), Smith’s and Corse’s divisions marched through Jackson and camped east of town.

The 17th Corps (less G.A. Smith’s division) followed the 15th Corps to Jackson and camped in and near the town. G.A. Smith’s Division, accompanied by the 1st Missouri Engineers (with a Pontoon train), marched east from McDonough on the Key Ferry road And camped near South River, weat of Hendrick’s Mill. Kilpatrick’s cavalry division marched to the Towaliga River To threaten Forsyth, and camped at points north of that stream.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 075-5

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Not listed

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