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Hardee's Night March

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, August 14, 2008
1. Hardee's Night March Marker
Inscription. Failing to dislodge Federal forces N. of Atlanta at Peachtree Cr., July 20, Gen. Hood sent Hardee’s A.C. on a 15-mile night march S.E. to the rear of Federal troops in East Atlanta.

Hardee began the march after dark, July 21, via Capitol Ave. & McDonough Rd. At this point the road turned toward the South River; there was no Moreland Ave. (County Line Rd.) at the time.

Riding with Hardee’s A.C. was Wheeler’s Cav., enroute to Decatur to seize the Federal wagon trains parked near the public square. This strategic move in Hood’s defense of the city resulted in the major conflict of the Atlanta Campaign – the battle of July 22, 1864.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-105.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 42.26′ N, 84° 21.056′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of McDonough Boulevard and Henry Thomas Drive, on the left when traveling west on McDonough Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
Hardee's Night March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 14, 2008
2. Hardee's Night March Marker
the crow flies. Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardee at Wm. Cobb’s House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site: Cobb’s Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hardee’s March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hardee at Road Fork (approx. 1.6 miles away); To Robert Burns (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Walker (approx. 2.1 miles away); This Line of Breastworks (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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