McPherson's Last Ride

McPherson's Last Ride (HM5IM)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30317 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.853', W 84° 20.411'

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July 22, 1864. When Gen. McPherson heard the firing to the S.E. while at lunchen (Whiteford 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 Bates's & Walker's divs.(CS) 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.
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HM NumberHM5IM
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number044-44
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746386 N 3737343
Decimal Degrees33.74755000, -84.34018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.853', W 84° 20.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 51.18" N, 84° 20' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1458 GA-154, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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