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Geary's Three Bridges GHM 060-56 Atlanta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 33° 49.152 W 084° 24.482
16S E 739899 N 3745130
Quick Description: Geary's Three Bridges GHM 060-56 Northside Dr and Wesley Dr, Atlanta
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 7:59:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM2AQX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 22

Long Description:


Geary's Three Bridges

July 19, 1864. Covered by the fire of Geary's
12 guns (Union) on the ridge N. of the creek,
together with the musketry of a heavy skirmish line,
the division pioneers hastily built a foot bridge
with timbers previously prepared.

Ireland's Brigade quickly filed across under fire
and seized the first ridge South of the creek
Candy's and Jones' followed Ireland's and cast up
an entrenched bridgehead for the night.

By dawn of the 20TH, two other bridges were
thrown across; roads to them were cut for
wagon and artillery and Williams' division crossed.
These bridges were used after the war - their ancient
remains visible as late as 1913.

Note: The creek referred to is Peachtree Creek.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 060-56

Date: 1955

Sponsor: Not listed

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