Site: J. Oliver Powell House Sherman's H'dq'rs

Site: J. Oliver Powell House Sherman's H'dq'rs (HM937)

Location: Decatur, GA 30033 Dekalb County
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N 33° 47.796', W 84° 18.362'

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West of this point 75ft., was the ante-bellum residence of James Oliver Powell (1826-1873), Sherman's headquarters, July 19, 1864.

Sherman traveled with Schofield's 23d A.C. from the Chattahoochee River as Power's Fy. July 17 & arrived here July 19.

The house was used as a temporary hospital while the 23d A.C. was in this vicinity. Cox's (3d) div. moved to the Paden plantation (Emory University); Hascall's (2d) div., together with Dodge's 16th A.C. occupied Decatur after a conflict with the defenders of the town - a detachment of Wheeler's cavalry (CS).
HM NumberHM937
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-24
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749408 N 3742866
Decimal Degrees33.79660000, -84.30603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.796', W 84° 18.362'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 47.76" N, 84° 18' 21.72" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1478 Clairmont Rd, Decatur GA 30033, US
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