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Wheeler Delays Blair - GHM 044-42 – DeKalb Co., GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 45.196 W 084° 19.817
16S E 747287 N 3738001
Quick Description: Wheeler Delays Blair State Historical Marker located on Boulevard Drive east of Clay St, East Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 5:29:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DKK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 18

Long Description:


McPheson’s Army of the Tenn. [Federal] seized Decatur July 19, 1864 & on the 20th moved toward Atlanta in two columns ~ the 15th and 16th A.C. via the Ga. R.R. and the 17th by roads S. of it. Where Wheeler’s Cav. [Confederate] guarding the right of Atlanta’s outer defense line was posted.

Wheeler encountered Blair’s 17th A.C. at Clay St. & in a contest lasting all afternoon, endeavored to halt it ~ both forces using artillery. Toward evening, Wheeler withdrew W. to Leggett’s Hill where he was relieved at midnight by Cleburn’s div. (of Hardee’s Corp) [Confederate] which had been withdrawn from the engagement at Peachtree Creek for this purpose.

GHM 044-42 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 044-42

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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