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Federal Raid - GHM 104-5 - Morgan Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 34.104 W 083° 21.750
17S E 280706 N 3716803
Quick Description: Federal Raid State Historic marker is located on Buckhead Road at railroad crossing in Buckhead, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:06:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM6KX5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 4

Long Description:

Federal Raid


On Saturday, November 19, 1864, Federal troops under Gen. Geary, Sherman´s 20th Army Corps, drove a small detachment of Confederate soldiers out of Buckhead, ate dinner and then destroyed the water tank, all railroad buildings and a large supply of cordwood. Moving out of Buckhead, the Federals destroyed the railroad to the Oconee River, there burning the bridge and railroad supplies. They destroyed gins and mills, 330 bales of cotton and 50,000 bushels of corn. That night they camped at Blue Springs (now Swords) on the plantation of Col. Lee Jordan.

GHM 104-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Federal Raid

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 104-5

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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