Sweeny's Division Encamped

Sweeny's Division Encamped (HM8RS)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30307 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 45.89', W 84° 20.278'

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July 21, 1864. Sweeny's div., Dodges 16th A.C. (US) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park.

These troops, of McPherson's Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur towards Atlanta the day before and being crowded out of line, were halted here in rear of the 15th A.C. (astride the Ga. R.R. at Whiteford Ave.). The rt. of Sweeny's line connected with the left of the 23d A.C. (Moreland and Ponce de Leon).

July 22. Sweeny's troops were shifted S. of the Ga R.R. to prolong McPherson's left in E. Atlanta-a move that blocked Hardee's (CS) rear attack on Blair's 17th corps.
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HM NumberHM8RS
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number044-037
Year Placed1985
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746542 N 3739266
Decimal Degrees33.76483333, -84.33796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.89', W 84° 20.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 53.40" N, 84° 20' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1511-1517 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307, US
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