Historic Markers Across Georgia

Hardee's March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road

Marker ID: GHM 044-59
Location: Fayetteville Rd at Fleetwood Dr, near Moreland Ave
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 41.252    W 084° 20.813
  33.687533    -84.34688
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2T5J
Hardee's March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road Marker  


July 21, 1864. These troops and Wheeler´s Cavalry [CSA] were sent from Atlanta on a 15 mile night march to gain the rear of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee [USA] in East Atlanta. Hardee moved out of the city via McDonough Road (Capitol Ave.) and here turned North East on the old Fayetteville Road.

July 22. Dawn found the columns a little beyond Cobb´s Mill on Intrenchment Creek, 1.25 miles North East of here. Plans called for a daylight attack on the Federal forces, but oppressive weather, battle fatigue and a grueling march, delayed the movement until noon, at which time the battle of Atlanta began.

GHM 044-59 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1984