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Williams’ Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek

 
 
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
1. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker
Inscription. A concerted, but scattered endeavor was made by Wheeler’s cavalry [CS] to oppose the advance of Federal forces from four Chattahoochee River crossings toward Atlanta, July 1864.

July 18. Brig. Gen. John S. Williams’ (formerly Grigsby’s) Kentucky brigade, Wheeler’s cav., patrolled this road. Though outnumbered, Williams’ troops fought delaying actions to obstruct the march of Howard’s 4th A.C., moving from Crossroads Church to Buckhead.

Williams’ brigade, with a section of artillery, halted Federal progress at Nancy’s Creek until forced back by superior numbers.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.036′ N, 84° 23.558′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road NW and Pineland Road NW, on the right when traveling north on Powers Ferry Road NW. Touch for map. The marker stands at the south 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
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
2. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker
Looking north on Powers Ferry Road at the Nancy Creek Bridge
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howard’s Corps 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. 1.5 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hascall’s Div. Camped (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gov. John M. Slaton (approx. 1.9 miles away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
3. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker
The marker stands at the edge of Chastain Park's Bobby Jones Golf Course, seen in the background
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
4. Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker
Looking south on Powers Ferry Road, toward Sardis Church, Roswell Road, and Atlanta
Nancy Creek image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 25, 2010
5. Nancy Creek
The Creek is channeled through the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Chastain Park
 
 
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