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This Line of Breastworks

 
 
This line of breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. This line of breastworks Marker
Inscription. This line of breastworks is a remnant of the city fortifications occupied by Confederate forces during the Siege of Atlanta July 22, - August 25, 1864. The line, which completely encircled the city, aggregated 12 miles of rifle pits and forts construction of which was designed and supervised by Capt. Lemuel P. Grant. Who, in 1883 donated the original 100 acres of this area for a city park.
 
Erected 1938 by Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 43.878′ N, 84° 22.129′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located in Grant Park near the surving Redoubts of Fort Walker and the playground. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roosevelt High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Robert Burns (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hanging of Andrews Raiders (approx.
This line of breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. This line of breastworks Marker
Note the surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker and the missing cannon on the top of the marker.
1.1 miles away); Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady (approx. 1.1 miles away); Martha Lumpkin Compton (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been damaged. The cannon that was affixed to the top of the marker is missing.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
This Line of Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 7, 2008
3. This Line of Breastworks Marker
Surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
4. Surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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