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Sweeny's Division Encamped – GHM 044-37 – DeKalb Co., GA
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N 33° 45.893 W 084° 20.281
16S E 746537 N 3739271
Quick Description: Swenny's Division Encamped State Historical Marker located in 1500 block of McLendon Ave. in Candler Park in Atlanta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2007 6:17:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM2KEB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 26

Long Description:

SWEENY'S DIV. ENCAMPED

July 22, 1864. Sweeny's Div., Dodge's 16th A.C. (Union) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park.

These troops, of McPherson's Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur toward Atlanta the day before, and being crowded out of line, were halted here in the rear of the 15th A.C. (astride the Ga. R.R. at Whiteford Ave.). The rt. of Sweeny's line connected with the left of the 23d A.C. (Moreland and Ponce de Leon).

July 22. Sweeny's troops were shifted S. of the Ga. R.R. to prolong McPherson's left in E. Atlanta, a move that blocked Hardee's (Confederate) rear attack on Blair's 17th Corps.

GHM 044-37 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 044-37

Date: 1985

Sponsor: Not listed

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