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Druid Hills near Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

4th A.C. at Durand's Mill

 
 
4th A.C. at Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, July 28, 2008
1. 4th A.C. at Durand's Mill Marker
Inscription.  July 19, 1864. In deployment of Federal forces approaching Atlanta, it became necessary to fill a gap between those on Peachtree Rd. at the creek & Schofield’s 23d A.C. on Pea Vine Cr. at the Paden plantation (Emory University). Sherman directed Thomas to send 2 of Howard’s 4th A.C. divs. to fill the gap. Howard, in person, with Stanley’s (1st) & Wood’s (3d), marched from Buckhead, via Peachtree Baptist Church to S. Fork Peachtree Creek, reaching Durand’s Mill July 20, 8:30 A.M.

The bridge had been burned by Confederate infantry. Howard’s skirmishers waded across while the bridge was being rebuilt.
 
Erected 1967 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-28.)
 
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, 1845.
 
Location. 33° 47.829′ N, 84° 20.132′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. It is in Druid Hills. Marker is at the intersection of Briarcliff Road NE
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(Georgia Route 42) and Old Briarcliff Road NE, on the right when traveling north on Briarcliff Road NE. This marker may be hidden in the dense growth as the intersection is approached. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Durand's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Closing the Gap (approx. half a mile away); Stanley’s & Wood’s Sector (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J.D. Cox’s H’dq’rs (approx. one mile away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Hardman Family Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
4th A.C. at Durand's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, July 28, 2008
2. 4th A.C. at Durand's Mill Marker
View north down Old Briarcliff Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Felch Dumas, July 28, 2008
3. View north down Old Briarcliff Road
Towards Durand's Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,623 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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