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14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church

 
 
14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
1. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker
Inscription. Aug. 29, 1864. The 10th Mich. reg't, in advance of Davisí 14th A. C. [US], en route from Red Oak to Jonesboro, encountered Armstrongís & Martinís cav. [CS] posted at the church, where a spirited delaying action forced the 10th to withdraw.

Aug. 30. The 14th A. C. advanced to the Church & after a brief halt, moved in 2 columns to the Fayetteville Rd.; Baird's div. marched N. E. to the Marcus Long house, then S. to Couchís (at Riverdale on State Highway 139). Morganís & Carlin's divs. moved S. E. on a winding road to the Evans farm (also at Riverdale) where all were aligned along the old Fayetteville Rd.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-35.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 35.432′ N, 84° 26.897′ W. Marker is in College Park, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fayetteville Road (Georgia Route 314) and East Fayetteville Road, on the right when traveling south on West Fayetteville Road. Click for map. Marker is southwest of the intersection, off West Fayetteville Road on the old abandoned roadbed of a portion of Flat Shoals Road. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30339, United States of America.
 
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14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
2. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker
Brush and trees make the marker difficult to see from the road.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site: Shoal Cr. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bairdís Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 2 miles away); Howard's March to Jonesboro (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bethsaida Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
3. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker
West Fayetteville Road is visible in the background; south is to the right in the photo.
14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
4. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker
This photo looks northeast from the marker. Flat Shoals Road, barely visible in the background, is the route Baird's division took on August 30, 1864.
14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 12, 2009
5. 14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church Marker
The marker stands adjacent to the roadbed of an abandoned section of Flat Shoals Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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