Historic Markers Across Georgia



The March to Decatur



Marker ID: GHM 044-21
Location: Briarcliff and Henderson Mill Roads
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.957    W 084° 15.452
  33.849283    -84.25753
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X4G
The March to Decatur  Marker  



Text:

McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [US], Consisting of the 15th, 16th, & 17th corp, having crossed the river at Roswell, made a wide swing S.E. to cut the Georgia R.R. at & E. of Decatur.

Logan´s 15th, A.C. was the extreme left; posted at Browning´s court House (Tucker), July 18, it supported Garrard´s cav. Which seized the R.R. at Stone Mtn, Logan camped that night at Henderson´s Mill, resuming the march to Decatur next day, followed by Blair´s 17th which had camped at Blake´s Mill, N Fork Peachtree Cr.

From this point, both corps reached Decatur via roads now designated LaVista, Montreal & Lawrenceville; Dodge´s 16th by other rds. W.

GHM 044-21 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

044-21