Monument

Hardee at Road Fork

Battle of Atlanta



Hardee at Road Fork, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/12/17 11:08:29
1. Hardee at Road Fork
 

Inscription:
Hardee at Road Fork


July 22, 1864. Hardee´s A.C. (4 divs.), moving N. to the battlefield, was divided into two columns at this road fork: Clebourne´s and Maney´s took the W. fork leading to E. Atlanta; Walker´s and Bate´s, the E. fork or Fayetteville Rd., as did Wheeler´s Cav. enroute to Decatur to seize the wagon trains of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn.

Had Hardee continued on the Fayetteville Rd. to a point well in rear of Blair´s 17th A.C., he would have conformed with Hood´s explicit orders therefor. A lack of definite knowledge of Federal positions, maps and adequate guides in a forest wilderness, resulted in confusion and consequent misdirection of his troops.

044-56 Georgia Historical Commission 1985






Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
044-56


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 43.157  W 84° 19.797. Map it


To reach this monument:
At the intersection of Bouldercrest Dr at Fayetteville Rd, Atlanta, GA.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Walker & Bate at Sugar Cr. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Hardee at Wm. Cobb's House (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Site: Cobb's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1.7 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.








Classification:
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Corps
Military Arm: Combined Arms


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 21, 2020. This page has been viewed 70 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 21, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 09/21/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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