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Fulton County Historical Markers

Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek
  • Location: Powers Ferry Rd just north of Nancy Creek bridge, Atlanta

HOWARD’S CORPS AT NANCY’S CREEK

July 18, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Crossroads Church to Buckhead, encountered a spirited opposition by Confederate cavalry & artillery S. of Mt. Paran Rd. On reaching the creek Newton’s head of column found that the bridge had been burned & Col. Williams brigade Wheeler’s cav., with an artillery section, was posted on the ridge S. of the creek.

Newton brought up his artillery which covered the crossing of his skirmishers, supported by the 13th N.J. & 82d Ohio (20th A.C. regts.); passage was effected. Williams’ was dispersed & Howard’s A.C. continued to Buckhead.

060-17 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954