Near Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In July, 1864 the present Briarcliff Road was the route of the Federal Army of Gen. W.T. Sherman toward Atlanta. Gen. O.O. Howard’s 4th Corps crossed south fork at Durand’s Mill and occupied an entrenched camp in this immediate vicinity July 20.
On the 22nd, these troops with Gen. Schofield’s 23rd Corps moved towards Atlanta on Briarcliff Rd.
Text by Wilbur G. Kurtz
Location. 33° 47.793′ N, 84° 20.105′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Briarcliff Road (Georgia Route 42) 0.1 miles south of Old Briarcliff Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located on the grounds of FOX network in Atlanta, near the guard station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 4th A.C. at Durand's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Durand's Mill (approx. half a mile away); Closing the Gap (approx. half a mile away); Stanley’s & Wood’s Sector (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site: Judge James Paden House: Gen. J.D. Cox’s H’dq’rs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cheatham's Salient (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,339 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 1, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.