Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Errant Column

Marker ID: GHM 060-138
Location: Bankhead Hwy at Elinor Pl, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.296    W 084° 26.178
  33.7716    -84.4363
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WMNWAK
The Errant Column  Marker
Photo by Tim Walleker


July 28. 1864. Anticipating a confederate attack from the right of the 15th A.C. [US], aligned west of Ezra Church, Sherman sent Davis division (14th A.C.), on a circuitous march West so as to come in on Logan´s right via Lick Skillet (Adamsville Road)

Davis´ troops, led by Gen. J D. Morgan marched toward the Chattahoochee intending to reach Lick Skillet by a side road. Devoid of maps or guides, the column traversed a wilderness of forest and preemptory orders to return.

Logan´s 15th ~ hard pressed by Hood´s forces ~ managed to hold on, aided by 12 regiments of the 16th and 17th A.C. aligned along Chapel Road.

GHM 060-138 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1988