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Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp On Nancy's Creek

Marker ID: GHM 044-5
Location: Ashford-Dunwoody Rd at Nancy Creek, at Marist School
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 54.191    W 084° 19.875
  33.903183    -84.33125
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5CD9
Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp On Nancy's Creek Marker  


July 17, 1864. The march of the corps S. from the road-fork at Providence Church (Dunwoody) was opposed by Col. Geo. G. Dibrell´s brigade of Wheeler´s cav. [CSA]. After a sharp skirmish, the 9th Illinois Mounted Infantry drove Dibrell across the creek and beyond Old Cross Keys. Dodge made contact with Cox´s div., 23d A.C. approaching Old Cross Keys on Rd. from Sandy Springs, also with Blair´s 17th A.C. at Shallow Ford Road 2 mi. upstream, after which Dodge camped at night on both sides of the creek. Dodge´s column thus maintained contact between left and center of the Federal forces.

044-5 Georgia Historic Marker 1987