Decatur in Dekalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wheeler’s Cav. at Decatur
Wheeler's men, dismounted, were deployed S. of the R.R. & drove Sprague's troops, together with the Chicago Board of Trade & Michigan batteries, (US) to the public square where, out flanked, they withdrew with the wagon trains to the North Decatur Road.
Wheeler made no pursuit because of peremptory orders to rejoin Hardee in E. Atlanta.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 46.519′ N, 84° 17.786′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is on East Ponce de Leon Avenue 0.1 miles east of Clairemont Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the Decatur square near the Old Courhouse. One block north of the Decatur MARTA Station. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur GA 30030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers DeKalb County (a few steps from this marker); Houston Mill Millstone (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Decatur (a few steps from this marker); Steatite Boulder (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beacon Community (approx. ¼ mile away); July 22, 1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.