Logan’s 15th & Blair’s 17th A.C. to Decatur

Logan’s 15th & Blair’s 17th A.C. to Decatur

Logan's 15th & Blair's 17th A.C. to DecaturYear Erected: 1954

Marker Text: July 19, 1864. Logan’s troops, in “light fighting order” left camp at Henderson’s Mill (.8 mile N.E.) at 5 A.M. & marched to Decatur. They were joined at this point by Blair’s corps which had camped at Blake’s Mill, 2 miles west.

Both corps, Logan leading, marched S. & W. by rds now designated LaVista, Montreal & Lawrenceville.

These troops, together with Garrard’s cavalry. Formed the left wing of Sherman’s [USA] advance to Atlanta. On this date, the right wing (14th A.C.) was at Moore’s Mill, Peachtree Creek, 10 miles south-west of this point.

Tips for Finding This Site: Briarcliff and Henderson Mill Roads in Decatur.