Civil War History In A Popular Sandy Springs Subdivision (Huntcliffe)

November 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I enjoy history of all types. Living in the South for most of my life, I have always been fascinated by being in the midst of the same areas where there has actually been Civil War activity. I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was constantly seeing historical markers denoting areas of historical significance.

Well, even in our little city of Sandy Springs, there was some Civil War Action. In July 9, 1864, U.S. General Garrard needed to cross the Chattahoochee River in the area of where Roswell Road crosses the river. The bridge, which had been destroyed by Confederate Wheeler’s Calvary, was around 300 feet west of the modern day crossing. Garrard’s men found a shallow area of the river and waded across into the area that is now known as Huntcliffe Subdivision.

For more information about the activity during this month of the war, you can click on the link to the Dunwoody Crier article about the topic.

Can you share your interest in the Civil War in the area?


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