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Tucker in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain

 
 
Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
1. Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain Marker
Inscription. The principal object of the wide swing of Federal forces S.E. from Roswell, where they crossed the Chattahoochee, was to cut the Ga. R.R. at & near Stone Mountain, thereby isolating Atlanta from the east.

Pursuant to plan, Loganís 15th A.C. was posted at Browningís Courthouse (Tucker) as support to Garrardís cav. in its move on the R.R. between Stone Mountain and Decatur.

Lightburnís brigade, of Loganís corps, moved on this road with Garrardís cav., July 18, 1864, to Stone Mountain – their progress resisted & impeded by Wheelerís Cavalry (CS) all the way.
 
Erected 1984 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.982′ N, 84° 13.087′ W. Marker is in Tucker, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Fellowship Road (State Road 8) and Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north on Fellowship Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucker GA 30084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Browning's Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loganís Corps Moves to Hendersonís Mill
Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 3, 2008
2. Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Site: Hendersonís Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Loganís 15th Corps & Garrardís Cavalry (approx. 2.2 miles away); The March to Decatur (approx. 2.3 miles away); Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur (approx. 2.3 miles away); Federal Left Wing to Decatur (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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