McPherson's Troops March to Decatur

McPherson's Troops March to Decatur (HMQBK)

Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30350 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 58.233', W 84° 20.367'

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July 17, 1864. The three Federal armies, commanded by Gen. W. T. Sherman, having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Soap Creek, at Power's & Pace's ferries, & at Shallow Ford near Roswell, began the moved toward Atlanta on a wide front, designed to approach the city from the North, North-East and East.

McPherson's Army of the Tennessee, consisting of Logan's 15th, Dodge's 16, & Blair's 17th Corps, having crossed at Shallow Ford, moved on this road toward Decatur, in the sequence as named. Their routes traversed the upper valleys of Nancy's & Peachtree creeks.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-7
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745814 N 3762081
Decimal Degrees33.97055000, -84.33945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.233', W 84° 20.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 13.98" N, 84° 20' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6688-7256 Roberts Dr, Sandy Springs GA 30350, US
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