Dunwoody in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McPherson's Divergent Line of March
The 15th A.C., followed by the 17th continued S.E. on old Shallow Ford Rd. to Nancy's Creek where they camped. Garrard's cav. was posted on the left (east) of the 15th Corps.
The primary purpose of McPherson's march to Decatur was to seize & destroy the Georgia Railroad between that place & Stone Mountain depot, nine miles N.E. of it.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 56.796′ N, 84° 20.109′ W. Marker is in Dunwoody, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Nandina Lane, on the right when traveling south on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30338, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McPherson's Troops March to Decatur (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hightower Indian Trail Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gen. J. D. Cox's Div. To Old Cross Keys (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hascall's Div. Joins Cox's Line of March (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Ivy Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Sandy Springs (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunwoody.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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