Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek

Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek (HMIMB)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30342 Fulton County
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N 33° 52.036', W 84° 23.558'

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A concerted, but scattered endeavor was made by Wheeler's cavalry [CS] to oppose the advance of Federal forces from four Chattahoochee River crossings toward Atlanta, July 1864.

July 18. Brig. Gen. John S. Williams' (formerly Grigsby's) Kentucky brigade, Wheeler's cav., patrolled this road. Though outnumbered, Williams' troops fought delaying actions to obstruct the march of Howard's 4th A.C., moving from Crossroads Church to Buckhead.

Williams' brigade, with a section of artillery, halted Federal progress at Nancy's Creek until forced back by superior numbers.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-18
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 741190 N 3750498
Decimal Degrees33.86726667, -84.39263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.036', W 84° 23.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 2.16" N, 84° 23' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 Chastain Park Trail, Atlanta GA 30342, US
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