Confederate Forces


1st DIVISION GEORGIA MILITIA

Brigadier General Pleasant J. Phillips


2nd BRIGADE GEORGIA MILITIA

Colonel James N. Mann

4th Reg - Col. James N. Mann

5th Reg - Col. S. S. Stafford

6th Reg - Col. J. W. Burney


3rd BRIGADE GEORGIA MILITIA

Brigadier General Charles D. Anderson

7th Reg - Col. Abner Redding

8th Reg - Col. William B. Scott

9th Reg - Col. John M. Hill


4th BRIGADE GEORGIA MILITIA

Brigadier General Henry Kent McCay

10th Reg - Col. Charles M. Davies

11th Reg - Col. William T. Toole

12th Reg - Col. Richard Sims


GEORGIA STATE LINE

1st and 2nd Regiments

Lt. Col. Beverly D. Evans

Lt. Col. James Wilson


ATHENS LOCAL DEFENSE BATTALION

Maj. Ferdinanad W.C. Cook


AUGUSTA LOCAL DEFENSE BATTALION

Maj. George T. Jackson


ANDERSON'S BATTERY

PALMER'S 14GA LT ART

Capt. Ruel W. Anderson


Federal Forces


2nd BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION

XV ARMY CORPS

Brigadier General Charles C. Walcutt

Colonel Robert F. Catterson


97th INDIANA INFANTRY REGIMENT

Col. Robert F. Catterson

Capt. George Elliott

​103rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY REGIMENT

Maj. Asias Willison

6th IOWA INFANTRY REGIMENT

Maj. William H. Clune

40th ILLINOIS INFANTRY REGIMENT

Lt. Col. Hiram W. Hall

100th INDIANA INFANTRY REGIMENT

Maj. Ruel M. Johnson

46th OHIO INFANTRY REGIMENT

Lt. Col. Isaac N. Alexander

5th KENTUCKY CAVALRY REGIMENT

Col. Oliver L. Baldwin

9th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY REGIMENT

Col. Thomas J. Jordan

12th INDIANA INFANTRY REGIMENT

Maj. Elbert D. Baldwin

1st MICHIGAN ARTILLERY

BATTERY B

Capt. Albert Arndt







The Battle of Griswoldville happened on November 22, 1864 and was the only infantry battle opposing Gen. William T Sherman's March to the Sea from Atlanta to Savannah.  Just east of the town of Griswoldville about 4300 Georgia Militia under Brig. Gen. Pleasant Philips fought 3000 Union soldiers under Brig. Gen. Charles Walcutt and Col. Robert Catterson after Walcutt was wounded.  The battle ended at sundown without a surrender, but the Union army held its ground and the Militia retired with about 51 soldiers killed and at least 422 wounded.  About 13 Union soldiers died, 79 were wounded, 2 were missing.  The battle is considered a Union victory, but the bravery of the Georgia militiamen who charged repeatedly into heavy fire, many them youth and elderly men, is not forgotten.

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Directions


From Gray:  Follow Lite-N-Tie Rd southeast to GA Hwy 49.  Cross over Hwy 49 to Henderson Rd.  Follow for about 3.5 miles and after crossing railroad tracks, turn left on Old Griswoldville Rd.  Follow this road for about 1.5 miles and turn left on Baker Rd.  Battlefield will be about 1/2 mile on left.


From Macon:  Go east on US Hwy 80 for about 2 miles and turn left onto GA Hwy 57.  Follow GA Hwy 57 for 4.5 miles and turn left on Ridge Rd.  Follow Ridge Rd for just under 2 miles and turn right on Old Griswoldville Rd.  Follow this road for about 1.5 miles and turn left on Baker Rd.  Battlefield will be about 1/2 mile on left.

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