Tucker in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Federal Left Wing to Decatur
The other corps, Dodge’s 16th, reached Decatur via Shallow Ford & Clairmont rds. W. of here.
This wide swing to the S.E. from Roswell was for the purpose of destroying the Ga. R. R. between Stone Mtn. & Decatur, in which Garrard’s cav. div., on McPherson’s left, was most active. McPherson’s troops were the ones assailed by Hood’s forces in E. Atlanta, July 22.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-22.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 49.574′ N, 84° 15.34′ W. Marker is in Tucker, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29) and Montreal Road, on the right when traveling west on Lawrenceville Highway. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to Decatur (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site: Henderson’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Logan’s Corps Moves to Henderson’s Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate (approx. 2˝ miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Browning's Courthouse (approx. 3 miles away); Site: Blake’s Mill (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucker.
More about this marker. The marker has been moved slightly from its original location due to the reconfiguration of the intersection.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 11, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.