At Decatur (pop. 1418 in 1900), a residential suburb, 6 m.
His plan of operations was directed primarily to the seizure of the Decatur railway, by which the Confederate commander, General J.
Schofield) in the centre direct on Decatur, and the Army of the Tennessee (Gen.
The Confederates now abandoned all idea of regaining the Decatur line, and based themselves on Jonesboro' and the Macon railway.
STEPHEN DECATUR (1779-1820), American naval commander, was born at Sinnepuxent, Maryland, on the 5th of January 1779, and entered the United States navy as a midshipman in 1798.