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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N3C_stone-mountain-confederate-memorial_Stone-Mountain-GA.html
Tablet #1 There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done - the honor of the integrity of principle. Robert E. Lee Tablet #2 So, my son, when in the conflict of life the cloud and the darkness come stand unflinchingly by you p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N3B_the-country-comes-before-me_Stone-Mountain-GA.html
Tablet #1 The richer, the wiser, the more powerful a man is, the greater is the obligation upon him to employ his gifts in the lessening of that sum of human misery. John Randolph Tablet #2 Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM163B_site-blakes-mill_Atlanta-GA.html
N. Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854). July 18, 1864. Blair's 17th A. C. of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (US Flag), enroute from Roswell to Decatur,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14A4_the-waffle-house_Decatur-GA.html
At this location, on Labor Day 1955, Avondale Estates neighbors Joe Rogers, Sr., and Tom Forkner founded the first Waffle House restaurant. The name was inspired by the most popular item on the original menu. The restaurant's focus on fast-food sp…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZVO_logans-blairs-camp-nancys-creek_Atlanta-GA.html
July 17, 1864. Dodge's 16th A.C., together with Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th (US), having left Roswell by Shallow Ford Rd. enroute to Decatur, diverged from the column at the road - fork 2.5 mi. N.W. & moved towards Old Cross Keys. Logan & Blair ca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY0F_federal-left-wing-to-decatur_Tucker-GA.html
July 19, 1864. The 15th & 17th, two of three corps, McPherson's Army of the Tenn., forming the left wing of Sherman's forces advancing on Atlanta, came this way on the last day of their march from Roswell to Decatur. The other corps, Dodge's 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXZW_hightower-indian-trail_Dunwoody-GA.html
The Hightower (English version of "Etowah") Indian trail passed here in its route from East Georgia to the mountains of North Georgia. To the northwest, it crossed a ford on the Chattahoochee River at Roswell. This trade and travel path connected …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTKU_stewarts-lees-a-c-march-to-lovejoys-sta_Conley-GA.html
Hardee's command, [CS] defeated at Jonesboro, Aug. 31, 1864, was depleted by the withdrawal of S.D. Lee's A.C. before results of the battle were known in Atlanta. Hood, anticipating a Federal attack at East Point, ordered Lee toward Atlanta. He le…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMR3B_garrards-cavalry-at-buchanans_Doraville-GA.html
J. W. Buchanan's residence, which stood on the Old Hightower Trail, where Peachtree Road crosses, was a landmark of Federal troop movements in July, 1864. July 17, Garrard's cav., operating on the left of McPherson's Army of the Tenn., crossed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMLA_rebecca-latimer-felton_Lithonia-GA.html
Birthplace of Rebecca Ann Latimer (1835-1930), daughter of Chas. and Eleanor (Swift) Latimer, pioneer settles at this point on the Decatur-Covington road. Married in 1853 to Dr. William H. Felton, later Member of Congress and a trustee of the Univ…
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