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Sweeny's March South

 
 
Sweeny's March South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
1. Sweeny's March South Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Sweeny's 16th A.C. div., ordered to support the left of the Federal line in E. Atlanta, was shifted from its camp of the previous night, N. of the Georgia Railroad. It marched S. on the Clay Road (now Clay St).

These troops had been ordered to destroy the R.R. back to Decatur but McPherson requested them as reinforcement to his left, since his cavalry (Garrard's) had been sent eastward. Passing the Jesse Clay plantation, near this point, Sweeny's troops moved S. to the present intersection of Memorial Drive where they halted for further instructions - at the fateful moment of Hardee's surprise attack.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historical Marker. (Marker Number 044-38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.169′ N, 84° 19.823′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street NE and Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, on the left when traveling south on Clay Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheeler Delays Blair (within shouting distance
Sweeny's March South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
2. Sweeny's March South Marker
of this marker); Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bate’s Battle Line (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. half a mile away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gresham's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fuller's Div.16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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