Site of Couch House

Site of Couch House (HMBZ2)

Location: Riverdale, GA 30274 Clayton County
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N 33° 34.808', W 84° 24.962'

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Because of its location at the center of Federal forces moving toward the Macon R. R. & Jonesboro, in Aug. 1864, the Drew Couch house, a log structure which stood at this site, was designated headquarters by the high command. Here, Generals Sherman & Thomas transmitted & received dispatches & maneuvering forces were posted in relation to the house as a landmark. Orders & reports cite the house 25 times in Official Records. From this sector the 14th A. C., Army of the Cumberland, moved to the battlefield of Jonesboro, Sept. 1. Site of the house was verified by B. F. Hancock, who, as a lad of 9 yrs. Saw Gen. Sherman here, Aug. 31.
HM NumberHMBZ2
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number031-17
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739823 N 3718595
Decimal Degrees33.58013333, -84.41603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.808', W 84° 24.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 48.48" N, 84° 24' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6390-6428 Church St, Riverdale GA 30274, US
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