Historic Markers Across Georgia



McPherson's Divergent Line of March



Marker ID: GHM 044-2
Location: Chamblee-Dunwoody at Nandina Lane, Dunwoody
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.818    W 084° 20.113
  33.946966    -84.33521
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1WFD
McPherson's Divergent Line of March Marker  



Text:

July 17, 1864. At this road-fork (near old Providence Church), the 16th A.C. of the Army of the Tenn enroute from Roswell to Decatur moved by the west fork toward Nancy´s Creek where it camped near Cross Keys.

The 15th A.C. followed by the 17th, continued S.E. on old Shallow Ford Rd to Nancy´s Creek where it camped. Garrard´s cav was posted on the left (east) of the 15th Corps.

The primary purpose of McPherson´s march to Decatur was to seize & destroy the Georgia Railroad between that place and Stone Mountain depot, nine miles N.E. of it.

GHM 044-2 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954



 

 

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