Historic Markers Across Georgia

Sweeny's Div. Encamped

Marker ID: GHM 044-37
Location: 1500 block of McLendon Ave, in Candler Park
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 45.893    W 084 20.281
  33.764883    -84.33801
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2KEB
Sweeny's Div. Encamped Marker  


July 22, 1864. Sweeny´s Div., Dodge´s 16th A.C. (Union) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park.

These troops, of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur toward Atlanta the day before, and being crowded out of line, were halted here in the rear of the 15th A.C. (astride the Ga. R.R. at Whiteford Ave.). The rt. of Sweeny´s line connected with the left of the 23d A.C. (Moreland and Ponce de Leon).

July 22. Sweeny´s troops were shifted S. of the Ga. R.R. to prolong McPherson´s left in E. Atlanta, a move that blocked Hardee´s (Confederate) rear attack on Blair´s 17th Corps.

GHM 044-37 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985