Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sweeny's Division Encamped
July 21, 1864. Sweeny's div., Dodges 16th A.C. (US) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park.
These troops, of McPherson's Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur towards Atlanta the day before and being crowded out of line, were halted here in rear of the 15th A.C. (astride the Ga. R.R. at Whiteford Ave.). The rt. of Sweeny's line connected with the left of the 23d A.C. (Moreland and Ponce de Leon).
July 22. Sweeny's troops were shifted S. of the Ga R.R. to prolong McPherson's left in E. Atlanta-a move that blocked Hardee's (CS) rear attack on Blair's 17th corps.
Erected 1985 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 044-037.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. 33° 45.89′ N, 84° 20.278′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on McLendon Avenue NE 0.1 milesTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.3 miles away); Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. half a mile away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. ¾ mile away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. ¾ mile away); Federal Signal Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Lophorhothon atopus (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on November 12, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.