Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hardee at Road Fork

Marker ID: GHM 044-56
Location: Bouldercrest Dr at Fayetteville Rd
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 43.157    W 084° 19.797
  33.719283    -84.32995
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2T5E
Hardee at Road Fork  Marker  


July 22, 1864. Hardee´s A.C. (4 divs.), [CSA] moving N. to the battlefield, was divided into two columns at this road fork: Clebourne´s and Maney´s took the W. fork leading to E. Atlanta; Walker´s and Bate´s, the E. fork or Fayetteville Rd., as did Wheeler´s Cav. enroute to Decatur to seize the wagon trains of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn.

Had Hardee continued on the Fayetteville Rd. to a point well in rear of Blair´s 17th A.C., he would have conformed with Hood´s explicit orders therefor. A lack of definite knowledge of Federal positions, maps and adequate guides in a forest wilderness, resulted in confusion and consequent misdirection of his troops.