Historic Markers Across Georgia



Noon Under the Trees



Marker ID: GHM 044-39
Location: DeKalb Avenue at Whitefoord Avenue
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 45.717    W 084° 20.493
  33.76195    -84.34155
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1XEW
Noon Under the Trees  Marker  



Text:

July 22, 1864. Gen. McPherson & staff spent the forenoon in conference at Sherman´s headquarters & inspecting Army of the Tenn. lines. Noon found them in an oak grove just S. of the R.R. where they were joined at luncheon by Logan & Blair, each with his staff. While here, McPherson wrote & dispatched an order to Dodge regarding the destruction of the Ga. R.R. This pleasant respite of discussion & cigars was broken by volley firing to the S.E. The battle of Atlanta had begun.

All mounted & rode away. McPherson, sending most of his staff on various missions, galloped toward the sound of the guns.

GHM 044-39 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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