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Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata

Vivian Price 01 Oct 96 - 09:47 AM
Will 15 Oct 98 - 09:02 PM
rich r 18 Oct 98 - 06:17 PM
GUEST 22 Jul 00 - 07:45 AM
harpgirl 30 Sep 02 - 11:06 PM
Amos 05 Jan 03 - 12:35 PM
Amos 05 Jan 03 - 12:39 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 04 Apr 05 - 03:10 PM
GUEST,Guy Who Thinks 04 Apr 05 - 03:15 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 04 Apr 05 - 06:27 PM
Abby Sale 11 Jul 05 - 08:42 PM
Abby Sale 12 Jul 05 - 11:52 AM
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Subject: Battle of Decata
From: Vivian Price
Date: 01 Oct 96 - 09:47 AM

Looking for a song called "The Battle of Decata Near Atlanta July 20, 1864" written by private in Hooker's 20th Army Corps, sung to the tune of Bonnie Blue Flag would like to find lyrics/music for book about the history of DeKalb County, Ga.


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: Will
Date: 15 Oct 98 - 09:02 PM

I can't resist renewing this, which I think is the first message on the mudcat, having used Max's new feature to search for older threads.

Anyway, it seems unfair to leave the first posting to this fair conference with no answer. Is there any new information out there?


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: rich r
Date: 18 Oct 98 - 06:17 PM

I cannot find a "Decata" Georgia around Atlanta in the atlases I have. Any chance that this is really "Decatur" which is in DeKalb Cty just east of Atlanta. Dropping the final "r" is quite common in a lot of dialects and it si a short step to start spelling it the way it may be pronounced. There is also a Decatur, Alabama that was the site of a Civil War skirmish in July of 1864.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 00 - 07:45 AM


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: harpgirl
Date: 30 Sep 02 - 11:06 PM

What goes around comes around!!! and could it still be unanswered!


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 12:35 PM

The city of Decatur was named for Stephen Decatur, who was a Naval hero in his day. It was incorporated on December 10, 1823. When the Western and Atlantic Railroad wanted to make Decatur a major stop on its line in the early 1830's, the people of Decatur didn't want all that would accompany the rail line and vetoed the proposal. The stop was moved about 7 miles down the road to a small area called Terminus. Later, that area was renamed Marthasville. Then two years after that was named Atlanta. During the Civil War, the Union troops moved into Decatur in July of 1864 which finally ended in the Battle of Decatur. It turned out to be one of the few victories for Confederate troops during the Battle of Atlanta time frame.


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Subject: RE: Battle of Decata
From: Amos
Date: 05 Jan 03 - 12:39 PM

A full description of the battle is available on this page. The link is http://www.ehistory.com/world/BattleView.cfm?BID=488. No song in evidence yet.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 03:10 PM

Hmmm. I see that the Battle of Decatur was also called the Battle of Bald Hill and there is at least a poem online about a fellow killed at the Battle of Bald Hill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata
From: GUEST,Guy Who Thinks
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 03:15 PM

Might the battle of Resaca be meant? It was a significant one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 06:27 PM

It's 73 F today in Decatur, Alabama, pop. 55,000. Grainger faced Hood in the battle of Decarur, 605 casualties, mostly Confederate.

Black troops who fought there belonged to the U. S. 14th Colored Infantry Regiment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata - still looking
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 08:42 PM

Still looking for this. The link cited by Amos is for the Battle at Decatur, Alabama, Oct 28, 1864. The South lost that one. Hood led the South in both cities. So far, it may be that there is no particular The Battle of Decatur, as such - just a skirmish od the The Battle of Atlanta, a few miles away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Battle of Decata
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 11:52 AM

Just for the hell of it, reading Will's post, I tried http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1

The first post there (I don't know if it's the actual First, but it's elderly) is:

From: PhillyBluesboy - PM
Date: 07 Oct 96 - 07:33 AM

But it wasn't answered for four years.

That says something. Or other.


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