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

Wheeler Delays Blair

 
 
Wheeler Delays Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
1. Wheeler Delays Blair Marker
Inscription.  McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (US) seized Decatur July 19, 1864 & on the 20th moved towards Atlanta in two columns - the 15th & 16th A.C. via the Ga. R.R., the 17th by roads S. of it where Wheeler's Cav.,(CS) guarding the right of Atlanta's outer defense line, was posted.

Wheeler encountered Blair's 17th A.C. at Clay st. & in a contest lasting all afternoon, endeavored to halt it - both forces using artillery. Towards evening, Wheeler withdrew W. to Leggetts's Hill where he was relieved at midnight by Cleburnes's div. (of Hardee's Corps)(CS) which had been withdrawn from the engagement at Peachtree Creek for this purpose.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-42.)
 
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, 1915.
 
Location. 33° 45.201′ N, 84° 19.811′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. It is in Kirkwood. Marker is at the intersection of
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Hosea L WIlliams Dr SE and Clay St NE, on the left when traveling west on Hosea L WIlliams Dr SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sweeny's March South (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. half a mile away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gresham's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Wheeler Delays Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
2. Wheeler Delays Blair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,388 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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