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

The March to Decatur

 
 
March to Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
1. March to Decatur Marker
Inscription. McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (US), consisting of the 15th, 16th, & 17th corps, having crossed the river at Roswell, made a wide swing S.E. to cut the Georgia R.R. at & E. of Decatur.

Logan's 15th A.C. was the extreme left; posted at Browning Court House (Tucker), July 18, it supported Garrard's cav. which seized the R.R. at Stone Mtn. Logan camped that night at Henderson's Mill, resuming the march to Decatur next day, followed by Blair's 17th which had camped at Blake's Mill, N. Fork Peachtree Cr. From this point, both corps reached Decatur via roads now designated LaVista, Montreal & Lawrenceville; Dodge's 16th, by other rds. W.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.961′ N, 84° 15.439′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Henderson Mill Road NE and Briarcliff Road NE, on the left on Henderson Mill Road NE. Click for map. This marker is across the street from the Northlake Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
March to Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
2. March to Decatur Marker
At the intersection of Henderson Mill Road with Briarcliff Road.
3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Hendersonís Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate (approx. 1.5 miles away); Federal Left Wing to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away); Loganís Corps Moves to Hendersonís Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site: Blakeís Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Browning's Courthouse (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Decatur.
 
More about this marker. The Midway Church described on the Dodge's and Blair's Column Split Marker is on the left hand side of the road less than a tenth of a mile down Henderson Mill Road.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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