Historic Markers Across Georgia



Stanley & Wood March to Durand's Mill



Marker ID: GHM 044-26
Location: Briarcliff Rd south of LaVista Road
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.879    W 084° 20.062
  33.81465    -84.33436
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1YK5
Stanley & Wood March to Durand's Mill Marker  



Text:

July 19, 1864. When it became apparent that a gap existed in Federal troop deployment along Peachtree Cr. between Peachtree Rd., & the old Williams Mill Rd., two divs. of Howard´s 4th A. C. were sent S. E. from Buckhead to this vicinity to close the gap.


Stanley´s div. marched via the old Cheshire Bridge Rd., camping at the County Line. Wood´s div. followed Stanley the next day. Both columns moving E. on the present LaVista Road turned S. here & crossed S Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand´s Mill - a shift of troops incident to the Federal advance on Atlanta.

GHM 044-26 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1988



 

 

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