Historic Markers Across Georgia

Ward's Div. Encamped

Marker ID: GHM 060-28
Location: Andrews Dr and Habersham Way, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 50.114    W 084° 23.327
  33.835233    -84.38878
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2YK7
Ward's Div. Encamped Marker  


July 18, 1864. Ward´s 3rd Division, 20th A.C. moved to this position from Pace´s Ferry to occupy the sector on the immediate right of Howard´s 4th Corps which had marched from Power´s Ferry reaching Buckhead at noon.

The other two 20th A.C. Divisions were aligned West on Pace´s Ferry Road. These, together with the three Divisions of the 14th A.C. continued the federal line to the Chattahoochee River.

July 19. Ward remained in camp here while his pioneer corps constructed bridges at Peachtree Creek where his troops crossed the next day to the battlefield of Peachtree Creek along Collier Road.

GHM 060-28 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956