Sherman’s March campsite marker unveiled and dedicated
By Whitley Clifton | January 10, 2019 11:01 am
The second of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails, Inc. (GCWHT) markers to be installed in Emanuel County was unveiled and dedicated on Friday, November 30, at Noah’s Ark Church along Old Savannah Road. The unpaved portion of the road is considered one of the best preserved of the routes used by union forces during their march from Atlanta to Savannah in the fall of 1864.
Among those attending the brief ceremony were representatives of the City of Swainsboro, the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners, the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Joint Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce, the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society, GCWHT, Lonesome Doom Club (owners of the property), and interested citizens. Several of those present had family connections with Sherman’s March into Emanuel County.
Steve Longcrier, director of GCWHT, made introductory remarks about…
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