Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wheeler Delays Blair
Wheeler encountered Blair's 17th A.C. at Clay st. & in a contest lasting all afternoon, endeavored to halt it - both forces using artillery. Towards evening, Wheeler withdrew W. to Leggetts's Hill where he was relieved at midnight by Cleburnes's div. (of Hardee's Corps)(CS) which had been withdrawn from the engagement at Peachtree Creek for this purpose.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-42.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 45.201′ N, 84° 19.811′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Hosea L WIlliams Dr SE and Clay St NE, on the left when traveling west on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sweeny's March South (within shouting distance 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 (was 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); Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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