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Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
1. Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker
Inscription. July 18, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Crossroads Church to Buckhead, encountered a spirited opposition by Confederate cavalry & artillery S. of Mt. Paran Rd. On reaching the creek Newton’s head of column found that the bridge had been burned & Col. Williams’ brigade Wheeler’s cav., with an artillery section, was posted on the ridge S. of the creek.

Newton brought up his artillery which covered the crossing of his skirmishers, supported by the 13th N.J. & 82d Ohio (20th A.C. regts.); passage was effected. Williams’ was dispersed & Howard’s A.C. continued to Buckhead.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-17.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.089′ N, 84° 23.58′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Powers Ferry Road NW 0 miles north of Pineland Road NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands at the north end of the Nancy Creek Bridge, at the edge of Chastain Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
2. Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker
Looking north on Powers Ferry Road
flies. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sardis Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Howard's March to Buckhead (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hascall’s Div. Camped (approx. 1.6 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. 1.8 miles away); Swan House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gov. John M. Slaton (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
3. Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker
The marker stands at the edge of Chastain Park's Bobby Jones Golf Course, seen in the background
Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
4. Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek Marker
Looking south from the marker to Nancy Creek
Nancy Creek image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
5. Nancy Creek
As it flows through a channel through the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Chastain Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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