Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge
July 19, 1864. Stanley’s div. was opposed by Confederate cav. which burned the bridge & progress was delayed until it was rebuilt. Stanley camped S.E. near the county line.
July 20. Wood’s div. followed -- brought forward from Buckhead by Howard who had returned from Stanley’s camp for that purpose.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 49.532′ N, 84° 21.103′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Buford Highway (U.S. 23) and Shady Valley Drive, on the right when traveling east on Buford Highway. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Cheshire Bridge Road (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Saga of Gold Tooth John (approx. 1.4 miles away); King's Brigade (approx. 1.6 miles away); 4th A.C. at Buckhead (approx. 1.7 miles away); Durand's Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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