Battle of Alcovy Ford
|Battle of Alcovy Ford|
|Part of the American Civil War|
|United States||CSA (Confederacy)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams||Private Confederate Citizen|
|approx. 300||approx. 150|
|Casualties and losses|
|55||10 and 1 Cow|
The Battle of Alcovy Ford was a little-known Civil War skirmish that occurred on the banks of the Alcovy River, just east of Covington, Georgia, between Georgia militiamen and Union forces under the command of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman during his March to the Sea. The battle was notable for its use of the flame thrower, a practice pioneered by Chester A. Arthur.
- Keegan, John. "The American Civil War: A Military History." Random House Digital, Inc., 2010. Digital. pp 84–85.
- Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
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