Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Williams' Ky. Cavalry at Nancy's Creek historical marker
Creator:
Massar, Todd
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Fulton County
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Powers Ferry Rd. just south of Nancy Creek bridge, Atlanta
Text of marker: "WILLIAMS KY. CAVALRY AT NANCY'S CREEK. A concerted, but scattered, endeavor was made by Wheeler's cavalry [CSA] 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. 060-18 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_williams-ky.-cavalry-at-nancys-creek
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_williams-ky
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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