Hardee at Road Fork

Hardee at Road Fork (HM6PG)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30316 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 43.169', W 84° 19.804'

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July 22, 1864. Hardee's A.C. (4 divis.), (CS) moving N. to the battlefield, was divided into two columns at this road fork: Clebourne's and Maney's took the W. fork leading to E. Atlanta; Walker's and Bate's, the E. fork or Fayetteville Rd., as did Wheeler's Cav. enroute to Decatur to seize the wagon trains of McPherson's Army of the Tenn.

Had Hardee continued on the Fayetteville Rd. to a point well in rear of Blair's 17th A.C., he would have conformed with Hood's explicit orders therefor. A lack of definite knowledge of Federal positions, maps and adequate guides in a forest wilderness, resulted in confusion and consequent misdirection of his troops.
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HM NumberHM6PG
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number044-56
Year Placed1985
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747404 N 3734254
Decimal Degrees33.71948333, -84.33006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.169', W 84° 19.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 10.14" N, 84° 19' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1266 Bouldercrest Dr SE, Atlanta GA 30316, US
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