Historic Markers Across Georgia



Closing the Gap



Marker ID: GHM 044-29
Location: Briarcliff Road at University Drive
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 53.806    W 084° 20.670
  33.896766    -84.3445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1YKG
Closing the Gap  Marker  



Text:

July 20, 1864, a critical factor in the alignment of federal troops moving on Atlanta from Peachtree Creek valley, was a wide gap between Peachtree Rd. (the left of Thomas forces) & Schofields 23d A.C. Posted at the intersection of N. Decatur & Briarcliff roads.

To fill this gap, Stanley´s & Wood´s 4th A.C. divs. were moved S.E. from Buckhead. Crossing S. Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand´s Mill, Wood´s div. was deployed W. on Rock Spring RD; Stanley´s in the valley W. of here & Schofield´s 23d A.C. prolonged Stanley´s line southward. Sherman directed placement of these troops from his h´dq´rs at the crossroads July 20, 21.

GHM 044-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL MARKER 1954



 

 

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