Historic Markers Across Georgia

Howard's Corps at Nancy's Creek

Marker ID: GHM 060-17
Location: Powers Ferry Rd just north of Nancy Creek bridge, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 52.089    W 084° 23.580
  33.86815    -84.393
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29KM
Howard's Corps at Nancy's Creek Marker  


July 18, 1864. The 4th A.C. marching from Crossroads Church to Buckhead, encountered a spirited opposition by Confederate cavalry & artillery S. of Mt. Paren Rd. On reaching the creek Newton´s head of column found that the bridge had been burned & Col. Williams´ brigade was posted on the ridge S. of the creek. Newton brought up his artillery which covered the crossing of his skirmishers, supported by the 13th N.J. & 82d Ohio (20th A.C. regts.); passage was effected. Williams´ was dispersed & Howard´s A.C. continued to Buckhead.

GHM 060-17 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954