Pooler, GA

Photos/text courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
and Mike Stroud, Bluffton, SC
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1. Pooler History - City of Pooler
2. Pooler, Georgia - Wikipedia
3. Georgia's Historic Civil War Heritage and Sites

(June 2008) Pooler, Georgia. During the Civil War, Pooler was a railway stop called Pooler's Station, the last stop before Savannah on the Central of Georgia Railroad. In December of 1864, it was a meeting place for Union officers led by William Tecumseh Sherman, who negotiated with Savannah authorities for the strategic port city's peaceful surrender
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(June 2008) Route 80 east thru Pooler, GA. Confederates angered Sherman by burying mines in the road
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(June 2008) Sherman was exposed to Confederate artillery fire that decapitated a passing slave in the area where U.S. 80 crosses the railroad
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(June 2008) Sherman and the Seventeenth Corps approached Savannah along the Louisville Road
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(June 2008) Old Louisville Road
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  (2009) Enlarge Georgia Historical Commission 1958 marker
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(2009) Enlarge Caboose marks old RR line thru Pooler 
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