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McPherson's Last Ride - GHM 044-44 – DeKalb Co., GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 44.849 W 084° 20.405
16S E 746396 N 3737336
Quick Description: McPherson's Last Ride State Historical Marker located on Memorial Dr. near East Side Dr. in Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 4:12:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DK3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 29

Long Description:

McPHERSON'S LAST RIDE

July 22, 1864. When Gen. McPheson heard the firing to the S.E. while at luncheon (Whitefoord Ave. at R.R.), he mounted his horse & sending away most of his staff on various missions, galloped south to this hill.

Here, he observed Dodge's 16th A.C. troops in desperate combat with Bate's & Walker's divs. [CSA] in Sugar Cr. valley. Anxious about the left of the 17th A.C. (at Glenwood & Flat Shoals), he proceeded on a road through the pines in that direction, accompanied by an orderly, & Signal Officer, Wm. Sherfy, who reluctantly followed after vainly warning the general that Confederate troops had seized the road.

GHM 044-44 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 044-44

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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