Wheeler Delays Blair

Wheeler Delays Blair (HM5MU)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30317 Dekalb County
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N 33° 45.201', W 84° 19.811'

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McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (US) seized Decatur July 19, 1864 & on the 20th moved towards Atlanta in two columns - the 15th & 16th A.C. via the Ga. R.R., the 17th by roads S. of it where Wheeler's Cav.,(CS) guarding the right of Atlanta's outer defense line, was posted.

Wheeler encountered Blair's 17th A.C. at Clay st. & in a contest lasting all afternoon, endeavored to halt it - both forces using artillery. Towards evening, Wheeler withdrew W. to Leggetts's Hill where he was relieved at midnight by Cleburnes's div. (of Hardee's Corps)(CS) which had been withdrawn from the engagement at Peachtree Creek for this purpose.
HM NumberHM5MU
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-42
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747296 N 3738011
Decimal Degrees33.75335000, -84.33018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.201', W 84° 19.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 12.06" N, 84° 19' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1747-1767 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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