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Doraville in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's

 
 
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
1. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Inscription.  J. W. Buchanan’s residence, which stood on the Old Hightower Trail, where Peachtree Road crosses, was a landmark of Federal troop movements in July, 1864.

July 17, Garrard’s cav., operating on the left of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn., crossed the Chattahoochee at McAfee’s Bridge & camped that night along the headwaters of Nancy’s Creek west of Buchanan’s.

Logan’s 15th A.C. on Garrard’s rt. camped along the Cr., having reached there from Roswell on the old Shallow Ford Rd. The objective of these troops ~ the destruction of the Ga. R. R.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-4.)
 
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 month for this entry is July 1864.
 
Location. 33° 55.023′ N, 84° 15.54′ W. Marker is in Doraville, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and English Oak Drive, on the right when traveling north on Buford
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Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30340, 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. The Rainey Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Logan's & Blair's Camp Nancy's Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); 127 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); 113 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named 113 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named 113 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); 109 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away); 95 South Peachtree Street (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
2. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Looking north on Buford Highway (US Highway 23)
Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 23, 2011
3. Garrard's Cavalry at Buchanan's Marker
Looking south on Buford Highway (US Highway 23) toward Atlanta
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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