Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site: J. Oliver Powell House - Sherman's Headquart



Marker ID: GHM 044-24
Location: 1481 Clairmont Road
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 47.796    W 084° 18.344
  33.7966    -84.30573
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2KEK
Site: J. Oliver Powell House - Sherman's Headquart Marker  



Text:

West of this point 75 feet, was the ante-Belem residence of James Oliver Powell (1826-1873).

Sherman´s headquarters, July 19, 1664

Sherman traveled with Schofield´s 23d A.C. from the Chattahoochee River at Power´s Ferry July 17 & arrived here July 19.

The house was used as a temporary hospital while the 23d A.C. was in this vicinity (Emory University), Hascall´s (2d) div., together with Dodge´s 16th A.C. occupied Decatur after a spirited conflict with the defenders of the town - a detachment of Wheeler´s cavalry [confederate].

GHM 044-24 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954



 

 

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