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Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate

 
 
Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
1. Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate Marker
Inscription.  July 19th, 1864. Blair's 17th A.C. followed by Dodge's 16th (US), having camped near Blake's Mill, 6 mi. N. on the old Shallow Ford Rd. the night before, moved S. to this point where their lines of march diverged. Dodge's troops continued S. on rds. now designated Briarcliff, Oak Grove, LaVista & Clairmont to Decatur, arriving there at evening.

Blair's corps under orders to follow Logan's 15th A.C. to Decatur turned E. along Briarcliff to Henderson's Mill Rd. where it joined Logan's column at the present Midway Church. The 15th had camped at Henderson's Mill.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 51.311′ N, 84° 16.896′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Shallowford Road NE and Briarcliff Road NE, on the right on Shallowford Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
2. Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate Marker
This view is North West down Shallowford Road. This would be the direction from which the two brigades arrived.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site: Blake’s Mill (approx. half a mile away); Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.4 miles away); The March to Decatur (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site: Henderson’s Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); 1941 ✯ Naval Air Station Atlanta ✯ 1959 (approx. 2 miles away); 1917 ✯ Camp Gordon ✯ 1919 (approx. 2 miles away); The Rainey Plantation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wm. Johnston's Mill (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View South down Briarcliff Road image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
3. View South down Briarcliff Road
The direction taken by Dodge's brigade, south down Briarcliff Road towards Oak Grove and Clairmont Roads. Lavista Road runs roughly parallel with Briarcliff Road a mile to the South East. Oak Grove Road connects Briarcliff and LaVista Roads.
View East on Briarcliff Road image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
4. View East on Briarcliff Road
This is the direction taken by Blair's brigade East towards Henderson Mill Road.
Midway Church on Hendersons Mill Road image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
5. Midway Church on Hendersons Mill Road
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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