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Doraville in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
1. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Inscription. J. W. Buchanan’s residence, which stood on the Old Hightower Trail, where Peachtree Road crosses, was a landmark of Federal troop movements in July, 1864.

July 17, Garrard’s cav., operating on the left of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn., crossed the Chattahoochee at McAfee’s Bridge & camped that night along the headwaters of Nancy’s Creek west of Buchanan’s.

Logan’s 15th A.C. on Garrard’s rt. camped along the Cr., having reached there from Roswell on the old Shallow Ford Rd. The objective of these troops ~ the destruction of the Ga. R. R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 55.023′ N, 84° 15.54′ W. Marker is in Doraville, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and English Oak Drive, on the right when traveling north on Buford Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rainey Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
2. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Looking north on Buford Highway (US Highway 23)
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Brunswick Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Thrasher Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Norcross Presbyterian Church Circa 1899 (approx. 3.2 miles away); National Register of Historic Places – City of Norcross (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Holy Row" (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
3. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Looking south on Buford Highway (US Highway 23) toward Atlanta
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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