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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Augustus Hurt House
Augustus Hurt House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Augustus Hurt House Marker
Inscription. 200 yds. N.E. stood the plantation residence of Augustus F. Hurt (1830-1921), built 1858 and razed by Federal forces, 1864; erroneously cited in Official Records as the Howard house. July 22, 1864. 4th & 23d A.C. troops, in line with Federal advances on Atlanta, occupied this hill, having marched via old Williams Mill Rd. Sherman, together with Howard & Schofield, maintained command posts here during the afternoon while McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee fought defensively at & S. of the Ga. R.R. where two of Hood’s corps (CS) attacked it. Here, McPherson’s body was brought from the battlefield enroute to burial at Clyde, Ohio.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-79.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 46.001′ N, 84° 21.346′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Freedom Parkway and Carter Center Entrance. Click for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Carter Presidential Center near the rose garden. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Augustus Hurt House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Augustus Hurt House Marker
walking distance of this marker. Augustus Hurt Plantation (here, next to this marker); The Battles for Atlanta (within shouting distance of this marker); Sightless Among Miracles (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Sector (approx. 0.2 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. half a mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. half a mile away); Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. This marker may have been moved as recently as the mid-1990's since the construction of the Carter Center altered the course of several roads including Williams Mill Road and Ralph McGill Blvd.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,548 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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