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Loganville in Walton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Garrard’s Cavalry Raid

 
 
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Photographed By David Seibert, October 4, 2011
1. Garrard’s Cavalry Raid Marker
Inscription.  On July 20, 1864, Union forces under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, were closing in on Atlanta. Hq. 2nd Cavalry Division [US], Brig. Gen. Kenner Garrard, was in Decatur, 6 miles E of Atlanta. Garrard’s three brigades were guarding bridges over the Chattahoochee River and picketing the left flank. That night, Garrard was ordered to assemble his command and march to Covington (18 miles S) to burn the bridges over the Yellow and Ulcofauhachee (Alcovy) rivers and destroy the Georgia Railroad in that area.

He marched late on the 21st. Next morning the destruction was begun. At Covington, he burned the depot, a newly built hospital center, 2,000 bales of cotton, and large quantities of quartermaster and commissary supplies. After destroying 2 railroad and 4 wagon bridges, 3 trains and 6 miles of track, he turned north toward Loganville, arriving here about noon on July 23rd.

After sending Minty’s brigade to Lawrenceville (11 miles NW) on the same mission, Garrard stripped this vicinity of horses and mules, then marched back to Decatur, arriving on the 24th.

Garrards’s raid cut off all communication between Atlanta
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and Augusta and destroyed any hope that the Army of Tennessee [CS] – the hard-pressed defenders of Atlanta -- might receive supplies or reinforcements from the Eastern Confederacy.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 147-6.)
 
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 1857.
 
Location. 33° 50.298′ N, 83° 54.156′ W. Marker is in Loganville, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlanta Highway (U.S. 78) and Conyers Road (Main Street) (Georgia Route 20), on the right when traveling east on Atlanta Highway. The marker stands at the O'Kelly Memorial Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loganville GA 30052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hightower Trail (approx. 8.4 miles away); Freeman's Mill (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lawrenceville Female Seminary (approx. 9.3 miles away); The History of Peachtree (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Land We Love (approx. 9.4 miles away); African American Roles in the Community (approx.
Garrard’s Cavalry Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 4, 2011
2. Garrard’s Cavalry Raid Marker
9.4 miles away); Gwinnett: A Great Investment (approx. 9.4 miles away); Unsurpassed Quality of Life (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Garrard’s Cavalry Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 4, 2011
3. Garrard’s Cavalry Raid Marker
Looking past the marker to the intersection of Atlanta Highway (US 78), left, and Main Street (or Conyers Road, Georgia Highway 20) on the right. Both are very old roads, dating to the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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