Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site of Old Cheshire Bridge



Marker ID: GHM 060-21
Location: Buford Hwy just east of Lenox Rd at Shady Valley Dr, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.532    W 084° 21.103
  33.825533    -84.35171
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6XK4
Site of Old Cheshire Bridge  Marker  



Text:

The original Cheshire Bridge Road crossing North Fork Peachtree Creek at this point, was the rout taken by two divisions of Howard´s 4th A. C. moving to occupy a gap in the Federal line between Peachtree Road and Schofield´s 23rd A. C. Posted South on Durand´s Mill (Briarcliff Road).

July 19, 1864. Stanley´s division was opposed by Confederate Cavalry which burned the bridge and was delayed until it was rebuilt. Stanley camped South East near the county line.

July 20. Wood´s division followed - brought forward from Buckhead by Howard who had returned from Stanley´s camp for that purpose.

GHM 060-21 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1954



 

Site of Old Cheshire Bridge


 

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