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McPherson's Troops March to Decatur



Marker ID: GHM 060-7
Location: Roberts Dr at Spalding Dr
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 58.246    W 084° 20.369
  33.970766    -84.33948
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM608M
McPherson's Troops March to Decatur Marker  



Text:

July 17, 1864. The three Federal armies, commanded by Gen. W. T. Sherman, having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Soap Creek, at Power´s and Pace´s ferries, & at Shallow Ford near Roswell, began the moved toward Atlanta on a wide front, designed to approach the city from the North, North-East and East.

McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee, consisting of Logan´s 15th, Dodge´s 16 & Blair´s 17th Corps, having crossed at Shallow Ford, moved on this road toward Decatur, in the sequence as named. Their routes traversed the upper valleys of Nancy´s and Peachtree Creeks.

GHM 060-7 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1984



 

McPherson's Troops March to Decatur


 

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