Wheeler's Cav. at Decatur

Wheeler's Cav. at Decatur (HM5MP)

Location: Decatur, GA 30030 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.777'

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July 22, 1864. Coincident with Hardee's night march to attack Federal forces in E. Atlanta, Wheeler's cavalry (CS) was sent to seize McPherson's wagon trains parked N. of the Decatur public square, guarded by Sprague's 16th A.C. brigade & three sections of field artillery.

Wheeler's men, dismounted, were deployed S. of the R.R. & drove Sprague's troops, together with the Chicago Board of Trade & Michigan batteries, (US) to the public square where, out flanked, they withdrew with the wagon trains to the North Decatur Road.

Wheeler made no pursuit because of peremptory orders to rejoin Hardee in E. Atlanta.
HM NumberHM5MP
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-31
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 750372 N 3740557
Decimal Degrees33.77556667, -84.29628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.534', W 84° 17.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 32.04" N, 84° 17' 46.62" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-111 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur GA 30030, US
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