Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap (HM62N)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30306 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.41', W 84° 20.319'

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July 20, 1864. A critical factor in the alignment of Federal troops moving on Atlanta, from Peachtree Creek valley, was a wide gap between Peachtree Rd. (the left of Thomas' forces) & Schofield's 23d A.C. posted at the intersection of N. Decatur & Briarcliff roads.

To fill this gap, Stanley's & Wood's 4th A.C. divs. were moved S.E. from Buckhead. Crossing S. Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand's Mill, Wood's div. was deployed W. on Rock Spring Rd.; Stanley's, in the valley W. of here & Schofield's 23 A.C. prolonged Stanley's line southward.Sherman directed placement of these troops from his h'dq'rs at the crossroads July 20, 21.
HM NumberHM62N
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-29
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746406 N 3742074
Decimal Degrees33.79016667, -84.33865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.41', W 84° 20.319'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 24.60" N, 84° 20' 19.14" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30306, US
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