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Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate

Marker ID: GHM 044-19
Location: Briarcliff Rd at Shallowford Rd
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 51.301    W 084° 16.879
  33.855016    -84.28131
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X4F
Dodge's & Blair's Columns Separate Marker  


July 19, 1864. Blair´s 17th A.C. followed by Dodge´s 16th [US], having camped near Blake´s Mill .6 mi. N. on Old Shallow Ford Rd. the night before, moved S. to this point where their lines of march diverged.

Dodge´s troops continued S. on rds. Now designated Briarcliff, Oak Grove, LaVista & Clairmont to Decatur, arriving there at evening. Blair´s corps under orders to follow Logan´s 15th A.C. to Decatur, turned E. along Briarcliff to Henderson´s Mill Rd. where it joined Logan´s column at the present Midway Church. The 15th had camped at Henderson´s Mill.

GHM 044-19 Georgia Historical Commission 1954