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Riverdale in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Couch House

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. Site of Couch House Marker
Inscription. Because of its location at the center of Federal forces moving toward the Macon R. R. & Jonesboro, in Aug. 1864, the Drew Couch house, a log structure which stood at this site, was designated headquarters by the high command. Here, Generals Sherman & Thomas transmitted & received dispatches & maneuvering forces were posted in relation to the house as a landmark. Orders & reports cite the house 25 times in Official Records. From this sector the 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, moved to the battlefield of Jonesboro, Sept. 1. Site of the house was verified by B. F. Hancock, who, as a lad of 9 yrs. Saw Gen. Sherman here, Aug. 31.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.808′ N, 84° 24.962′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Church Street (Georgia Route 139) 0.1 miles north of King Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale GA 30274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.7 miles
Site of Couch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. Site of Couch House Marker
Looking north on Church Street
away); Bairdís Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Shoal Cr. Church (approx. 2 miles away); 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church (approx. 2 miles away); The Extended Line (approx. 2 miles away); Renfroe's Plantation (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverdale.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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