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Fulton County Historical Markers

Federal Right Wing


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Federal Right Wing
  • Location: West Paces Ferry Rd. at Mt. Paran Rd. in Atlanta

FEDERAL RIGHT WING

The rt. wing of the Army of the Cumberland, 14th & 20th A.C., was also the rt. of Sherman’s forces moving on Atlanta from the N. & E.

The 14th & 20th, having crossed the river at Pace’s Fy., July 17, 1864, moved E. to this intersection with Mt. Paran & Ridgewood roads. The 20th A.C. went into camp that night 21 mi. N.E. on Mt. Paran. The 14th, camped on the ridge s. of this point –both corps facing the valley of Nancy’s Creek to the Eastward.

July 18. Two 20th A.C. regts. (13th N.J & 82d Ohio) were sent N.e. in support of Howard’s 4th A.C. on Power’s Fy. Rd., at its passage of Nancy’s Creek, enroute to Buckhead.

060-25B GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956