The Henry Daily Herald reports Col C.T. Zachry‘s last home, a house in McDonough, Georgia, will be relocated to serve as visitor’s center or museum at the Nash Farm site.
Zachry was Lieutenant Colonel of the 27th Georgia Infantry at Sharpsburg, where he succeeded to command of the regiment when Colonel Smith was killed in action.

The Nash Farm is noted as the site of the last action of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

Col Zachry at Col Zachry at Peachstone, Henry County, GAclick to see larger image
Col Zachry before his next-to-last house, “Peachstone”, Henry County, GA
(photo from g-g-grandson Posey B. Howell)

3 Responses to “Sharpsburg vet’s house to move”

  1. Melissa says:

    Where is this house currently located? Is it at 33 Jonesboro Street?

  2. Brian says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Col Zachary’s last residence, as mentioned in the recent news story, was/is at 61 Dunn Street in McDonough. Sorry I don’t know the number or street for the house in the photograph above.

    However, it has also been labeled as “the Peachstone Shoals House” and was identified as being in Henry County “near McDonough”. Peachstone Shoals was a named community in the County before the turn of the 20th Century. You can see it on this 1885 Henry County Map.

    According to The Georgia Enterprise of June 15, 1883 (online extract)

    ~Col. Zachry can grind wheat as well as corn at his Peach Stone Shoals Mill.

    So the Colonel may have named a house in or near McDonough “Peachstone”, but as I look at this again, I think it likely it was located near or co-located with his mill at Peach Stone Shoals.

    This is a distinctive house, and if it survives, I’d bet it would be easy to match on sight.

    Good hunting!

  3. Mike estes says:

    The Zachary home “peachstone” was located on the SW corner of now ga 20 and south river. The house burned not too long after construction.
    There remains very little that would indicate a house site but the root cellar and the tier front yard which slopes downward towards the river. While researching the path of gen Kilpatrick in Aug 1864, artifacts were recovered from Walnut Creek, cotton Indian and south river crossings.
    After the engagement at Nash farm the force of approx 5000 men was blocked from crossing cotton Indian until the next morning aug21, as these water passages were out of their banks and bridges were damaged or washed out. (Aug20 brought a torrential downpour of rain that afternoon).
    So col Zachary’s home “peachstone” is in ashes. The old roadbed left the ridge at Kellytown and led to the river, following the de corse of the river it would have traversed under the present bridge and turned to cross at pearsalls mill on South River, after which that road climes the hill and met with another path that approached south river a little further south towards the east lake road island in the south river..
    I spent 2 1/2 years traversing this area with Henry county historian mark pollard. All the artifacts and locations are photographed and recorded. The official records reveal that one man, 55 horses, several wagons and all their pack miles were lost at cotton Indian. The exact location of the crossing has been determined and discarded wet sharps ammunition’s were recovered on the knoll just after the Cotton Indian crossing on the property of then owner Mr J. Kerr (now deceased). If you have gotten this far in the study of this military operation then you most likely know what was also discarded there at cotton Indian and has, to my knowledge, never been found. I live in this community and I have in my possession the Aubrey simms history of peachstone and oakhill.
    For correspondence contact Mike

Please Leave a Reply