Sweeny's March South

Sweeny's March South (HM5IN)

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

N 33° 45.169', W 84° 19.823'

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July 22, 1864. Sweeny's 16th A.C. div., ordered to support the left of the Federal line in E. Atlanta, was shifted from its camp of the previous night, N. of the Georgia Railroad. It marched S. on the Clay Road (now Clay St).

These troops had been ordered to destroy the R.R. back to Decatur but McPherson requested them as reinforcement to his left, since his cavalry (Garrard's) had been sent eastward.Passing the Jesse Clay plantation, near this point, Sweeny's troops moved S. to the present intersection of Memorial Drive where they halted for further instructions - at the fateful moment of Hardee's surprise attack.
HM NumberHM5IN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-38
Year Placed1985
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Marker
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747279 N 3737951
Decimal Degrees33.75281667, -84.33038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.169', W 84° 19.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 10.14" N, 84° 19' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 Clay St SE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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