Skirmish at Hinesville

Skirmish at Hinesville

Year Erected: 1958

Skirmish at Hinesville

Marker Text: On Dec. 16, 1864, a detachment of the 7th Illinois Infantry (mounted) foraging near the right flank of Gen. Sherman’s army [US] which was then closing in on Savannah, met here in Hinesville a detachment of cavalry from Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson’s brigade of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler’s cavalry corps of the Army of Tennessee [CS]. Wheeler’s corps and units of the Georgia Militia had offered steady resistance to Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah.

After a sharp skirmish through the town, the Confederate detachment withdrew toward the Canoochee River to rejoin Iverson.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On US 84 in Hinesville