Decatur in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wheeler’s Cav. at Decatur
Wheeler's men, dismounted, were deployed S. of the R.R. & drove Sprague's troops, together with the Chicago Board of Trade & Michigan batteries, (US) to the public square where, out flanked, they withdrew with the wagon trains to the North Decatur Road.
Wheeler made no pursuit because of peremptory orders to rejoin Hardee in E. Atlanta.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 46.519′ N, 84° 17.786′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is on East Ponce de Leon Avenue 0.1 miles east of Clairemont Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur GA 30030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeKalb County (a few steps from this marker); Houston Mill Millstone (a few steps from this marker); During the Battle of Decatur (a few steps from this marker); Steatite Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dekalb County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Trails of Dekalb County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,507 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.