Geary's Three Bridges

Geary's Three Bridges (HMARV)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30305 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 49.152', W 84° 24.482'

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July 19, 1864. Covered by the fire of Geary's 12 guns [US] on the ridge N. of the cr., together with the musketry of a heavy skirmish line, the division pioneers hastily built a foot bridge with timbers previously prepared.

Ireland's Brigade quickly filed across under fire and seized the first ridge S. of the cr. Candy's and Jones' followed Ireland's and cast up an entrenched bridgehead for the night.

By dawn of the 20th, two other bridges were thrown across; roads to them were cut for wagon and artillery and Williams' division crossed. These bridges were used after the war - their ancient remains visible as late as 1913.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-56
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739899 N 3745130
Decimal Degrees33.81920000, -84.40803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.152', W 84° 24.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 9.12" N, 84° 24' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610 Wesley Dr NW, Atlanta GA 30305, US
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