Stanley & Wood March to Durand’s Mill

Stanley & Wood March to Durand’s Mill

Year Erected: 1988

Marker Text: July 19, 1864. When it became apparent that a gap existed in Federal troop deployment along Peachtree Cr. between Peachtree Rd., & the old Williams Mill Rd., two divs. of Howard’s 4th A. C. were sent S. E. from Buckhead to this vicinity to close the gap.

Stanley’s div. marched via the old Cheshire Bridge Rd., camping at the County Line. Wood’s div. followed Stanley the next day. Both columns moving E. on the present LaVista Road turned S. here & crossed S Fork Peachtree Cr. at Durand’s Mill – a shift of troops incident to the Federal advance on Atlanta.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Briarcliff Road, south of Lavista Road in Atlanta.