Near Decatur in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site: J. Oliver Powell House Sherman's H'dq'rs
Sherman traveled with Schofield's 23d A.C. from the Chattahoochee River as Power's Fy. July 17 & arrived here July 19.
The house was used as a temporary hospital while the 23d A.C. was in this vicinity. Cox's (3d) div. moved to the Paden plantation (Emory University); Hascall's (2d) div., together with Dodge's 16th A.C. occupied Decatur after a conflict with the defenders of the town - a detachment of Wheeler's cavalry (CS).
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1750.
Location. 33° 47.796′ N, 84° 18.362′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Clairmont Road (Georgia Route 155) half a mile north of N. Decatur Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1481 Clairmont Road, Decatur GA 30030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hardman Family Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Trail to Standing Peachtree and Houston Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Chapmon Powell’s “Medicine House” and W.J. Houston Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J.D. Cox’s H’dq’rs (approx. one mile away); The 16th & 23d Corps March to Decatur (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Decatur Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); July 22, 1864 (approx. 1½ miles away); Steatite Boulder (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,063 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on December 1, 2008, by Charles T. Sills of Loganville, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.