Historic Markers Across Georgia



Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur



Marker ID: GHM 044-20
Location: Briarcliff and Henderson Mill Roads
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.957    W 084° 14.452
  33.849283    -84.24086
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X4H
Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to Decatur Marker  



Text:

July 19, 1864. Logan´s troops, in "light fighting order" left camp at Henderson´s Mill (.8 mile N.E.) at 5 A.M. & marched to Decatur. They were joined at this point by Blair´s corps which had camped at Blake´s Mill, 2 miles west.

Both corps, Logan leading, marched S. & W. by rds now designated LaVista, Montreal & Lawrenceville.

These troops, together with Garrard´s cavalry. Formed the left wing of Sherman´s [US] advance to Atlanta. On this date, the right wing (14th A.C. was at Moore´s Mill, Peachtree Creek, 10 miles south-west of this point.

GHM 044-20 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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