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Site of Old Cheshire Bridge

 
 
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
1. Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker
Inscription. The original Cheshire Bridge Road, crossing N. Fork Peachtree Cr. at this point, was the route taken by two divisions of Howard’s 4th A. C. moving to occupy a gap in the Federal line between Peachtree Rd. and Schofield's 23rd A. C. posted S. of Durand’s Mill (Briarcliff Road).

July 19, 1864. Stanley’s div. was opposed by Confederate cav. which burned the bridge & progress was delayed until it was rebuilt. Stanley camped S.E. near the county line.

July 20. Wood’s div. followed -- brought forward from Buckhead by Howard who had returned from Stanley’s camp for that purpose.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.532′ N, 84° 21.103′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and Shady Valley Drive, on the right when traveling east on Buford Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks (approx. 0.6 miles
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
2. Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker
Looking east on Buford Highway toward the North Fork or Peachtree Creek and the site of Old Cheshire Bridge. The bridge is now six lanes of concrete (the last car is on the bridge). The marker can barely be seen to the right in the brush.
away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Cheshire Bridge Road (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Saga of Gold Tooth John (approx. 1.4 miles away); King's Brigade (approx. 1.6 miles away); 4th A.C. at Buckhead (approx. 1.7 miles away); Durand's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
3. Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
4. Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker
Looking west, the marker is in the right of the brush in the foreground
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 20, 2010
5. Site of Old Cheshire Bridge Marker
Looking west on Buford Highway; the intersection in the distance is at North Druid Hills Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 5 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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