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

During the Battle of Decatur

July 22nd 1864

 
 
Battle of Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 10, 2019
1. Battle of Decatur Marker
Inscription.  
During the
Battle of Decatur
July 22nd 1864
there was hot fighting in and
around the old courthouse which
stood on this square.
Wheeler's Cavalry made a
gallant charge here and captured
a battery of Federal artillery
with officers and men.

 
Erected 1922 by Agnes Lee Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1860.
 
Location. 33° 46.525′ N, 84° 17.773′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on East Court Square 0.1 miles south of Ponce de Leon Avenue, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located on the square in Decatur by the Old Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur GA 30030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheeler’s Cav. at Decatur (a few steps from this marker); DeKalb County (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston Mill Millstone
Battle of Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 30, 2008
2. Battle of Decatur Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Steatite Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dekalb County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Trails of Dekalb County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
More about this marker. Note that East Court Square is a parking circle, not a main thoroughfare.
 
Battle of Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 30, 2008
3. Battle of Decatur Marker
Marker at the 1898 built courthouse (later extensively rebuilt after a fire in 1916). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 10, 2019
4. Marker at the 1898 built courthouse (later extensively rebuilt after a fire in 1916).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   4. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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