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Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek

 
 
Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 7, 2008
1. Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek Marker
Inscription.  July 17, 1864. The march of the corps S. from the road-fork at Providence Church (Dunwoody) was opposed by Col. Geo. G. Dibrell's brigade of Wheeler's cav. [CS]. After a sharp skirmish, the 9th Illinois Mounted Infantry drove Dibrell across the creek and beyond Old Cross Keys. Dodge made contact with Cox's div., 23d A.C. approaching Old Cross Keys on rd. from Sandy Springs, also with Blair's 17th A.C. at Shallow Ford Road 2 mi. upstream, after which Dodge camped at night on both sides of the creek. Dodge's column thus maintained contact between left and center of the Federal forces.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 044-5.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1715.
 
Location. 33° 54.192′ N, 84° 19.874′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Harts Mill Road NE, on the right when
Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 7, 2008
2. Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek Marker
The brush behind and to the right of the marker is on the banks of Nancy Creek (as it is known today).
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traveling south on Ashford-Dunwoody Road. The Marker is located on the bank of Nancy Creek, at the entrance to Marist School (the extension of Harts Mill Road). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta GA 30319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ivy Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Cross Keys (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hascall's Div. Joins Cox's Line of March (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Samuel House Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Oglethorpe University (approx. 2 miles away); 1917 ✯ Camp Gordon ✯ 1919 (approx. 2.4 miles away); 1941 ✯ Naval Air Station Atlanta ✯ 1959 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on December 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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