Historic Markers Across Georgia

Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek

Marker ID: GHM 060-18
Location: Powers Ferry Rd just south of Nancy Creek bridge, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 52.036    W 084° 23.558
  33.867266    -84.39263
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29JA
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek Marker  


A concerted, but scattered endeavor was made by Wheeler´s cavalry [CSA] to oppose the advance of Federal forces from Chattahoochee River crossings toward Atlanta, July 1864.

July 18, Brig. Gen. John S. Williams (formerly Grigsby´s) Kentucky brigade, Wheeler´s cav. patrolled this road. Though outnumbered Williams´ troops fought delaying actions to obstruct the march of Howard´s 4th A.C. moving from Crossroads Church to Buckhead. Williams´ brigade with a section of artillery, halted Federal progress at Nancy´s Creek until forced back by superior numbers.

GHM 060-18 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954