Historic Markers Across Georgia

Howard's March to Buckhead

Marker ID: GHM 060-16
Location: Powers Ferry Rd and Mt Paran Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 53.307    W 084° 23.863
  33.88845    -84.39771
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29KN
Howard's March to Buckhead Marker  


July 18, 1864. Howard´s 4th A.C. left Crossroads Ch 4:30 A.M., Newton´s div leading, followed by Stanley´s and Wood´s. Just below Mt. Paren rd. Newton´s column was assailed by Williams´ Kentucky Brigade of Wheeler´s cav. which opposed the Federals all the way to Buckhead. The 20th A.C. regiments, the 13th N.J. & 82d O. commanded by Ezra Carman, had moved N.E. on Mt. Paren Rd. from Pace´s Fy., to support the 4th A.C.; they assisted in driving the Confederate cavalry as far as Nancy´s Creek. Howard´s corps was the left of the Army of the Cumberland´s advance to Peachtree Creek.

GHM 060-16 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954