Skirmish at Statesboro
- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: Skirmish at Statesboro
- Location: US 80/Ga 26 in the northwest edge of Statesboro
SKIRMISH AT STATESBORO
Approaching Statesboro on Dec. 4, 1864, a strong party of mounted foragers from Hazen’s division, 15th Corps (USA), on th right of Gen. Sherman’s army on its destructive March to the Sea, was attacked by a detachment of Confederate cavalry and driven back to the protection of Hazen’s marching column.
The Seventieth Ohio Infantry (leading the Union advance) deployed, fired a volley, and charged with the bayonet, driving the cavalry back through Statesboro and clearing the way for the advance. During this encounter, the Confederates lost 6 killed, 1 wounded, and 2 captured; Hazen lost 8 wounded and 27 captured, all from the foraging party.
016-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958