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

Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur

 
 
Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
1. Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur Marker
Inscription.  July 19, 1864. Logan's troops, in "light fighting order" left camp at Henderson's mill (0.8 mile N.E.), at 5 A.M. & marched to Decatur. They were joined at this point by Blair's corps which had camped at Blake's Mill, 2 miles west.

Both corps, Logan leading, marched S.&W. by rds. now designated Henderson Mill, LaVista, Montreal, and Lawrenceville.

These troops, together with Garrard's cavalry, formed the left wing of Sherman's (US) advance to Atlanta. On this date, the right wing (14th A.C.), was at Moore's Mill, Peachtree Creek, 10 miles south-west of this point.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-20.)
 
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 19, 1860.
 
Location. 33° 50.953′ N, 84° 15.452′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in Dekalb County. It is in Northlake. Marker is at the intersection of Briarcliff Road and Henderson Mill Road, on the right
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when traveling south on Briarcliff Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30345, 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 March to Decatur (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Henderson’s Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate (approx. 1.4 miles away); Federal Left Wing to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away); Logan’s Corps Moves to Henderson’s Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site: Blake’s Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Garrard & Lightburn to Stone Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Browning's Court House (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, July 2, 2008
2. Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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