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Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill

 
 
Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
1. Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill Marker
Inscription. July 19, 1864. When it became apparent that a wide gap existed in Federal troop deployment along Peachtree Cr. Between Peachtree Rd. & this, the old Williams Mill Rd., two divs. of Howard’s 4th A.C. were sent S.E. from Buckhead to this vicinity to close the gap.

Stanely’s div. marched via the old Cheshire Bridge Rd., camping at the County Line. Wood’s div. followed Stanley the next day. Both columns moving E. on the present LaVista Road turned S. here & crossed S. Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand’s Mill – a shift of troops incident to the Federal advance on Atlanta.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.865′ N, 84° 20.047′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is on Briarcliff Road NE (Georgia Route 42) 0.1 miles south of LaVista Road (Georgia Route 236), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durand's Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks
Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 20, 2008
2. Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill Marker
This view is to the North at Briarcliff Road
(approx. 0.9 miles away); 4th A.C. at Durand's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Old Cheshire Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stanley’s & Wood’s Sector (approx. 1.5 miles away); The 16th & 23d Corps March to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away); Closing the Gap (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 22 times this year. 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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