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Ward's Div. Encamped

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 30, 2009
1. Ward's Div. Encamped Marker
Inscription. July 18, 1864. Ward’s 3d div., 20th A.C. moved to this position from Pace’s Fy. to occupy the sector on the immediate right of Howard’s 4th Corps which had marched from Power’s Fy, reaching Buckhead at noon.

The other two 20th A.C. Divisions were aligned W. on Pace’s Fy. Rd. These, together with the three Divisions of the 14th A.C., continued the Federal line to the Chattahoochee River.

July 19. Ward remained in camp here while his pioneer corps constructed bridges at Peachtree Creek where his troops crossed the next day to the battlefield of Peachtree Creek along Collier Road.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.114′ N, 84° 23.327′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Andrews Drive and Habersham Way, on the right when traveling south on Andrews Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Andrews Drive, Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swan House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gov. John M. Slaton
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By David Seibert, September 30, 2009
2. Ward's Div. Encamped Marker
Looking north; Andrews Drive is to the right, Habersham Way in the foreground, and the driveway straight ahead once went to a large Federal home. 30 years ago that house was replaced by a cluster of expensive homes on 1/8 acre lots.
(approx. half a mile away); Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. half a mile away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 0.7 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. 0.8 miles away); 4th A.C. at Buckhead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Cheshire Bridge Road (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ward's Div. Encamped Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 30, 2009
3. Ward's Div. Encamped Marker
Looking northwest, with Habersham Way to the left
Ward's Div. Encamped Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 30, 2009
4. Ward's Div. Encamped Marker
Looking west on Habersham Way, toward Habersham Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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