Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Williams’ Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek
July 18. Brig. Gen. John S. Williams’ (formerly Grigsby’s) Kentucky brigade, Wheeler’s cav., patrolled this road. Though outnumbered, Williams’ troops fought delaying actions to obstruct the march of Howard’s 4th A.C., moving from Crossroads Church to Buckhead.
Williams’ brigade, with a section of artillery, halted Federal progress at Nancy’s Creek until forced back by superior numbers.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 52.036′ N, 84° 23.558′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road NW and Pineland Road NW, on the right when traveling north on Powers Ferry Road NW. Click for map. The marker stands at the south end of the Nancy Creek Bridge, at the edge of Chastain Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sardis Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Howard's March to Buckhead (approx. 1.5 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hascall’s Div. Camped (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gov. John M. Slaton (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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