Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A
This battery was in support of Reynolds’s Brigade [CS] as it swept N.E. across the Embry Plantation & the road toward the re-entrant angle of the Federal line N. of the deep ravine.
Maj. Preston, a native of S. Carolina, was the “Willie Preston” of Mary Boykins Chestnut’s, “A Diary of Dixie."
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 48.615′ N, 84° 24.767′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Howell Mill Road NW 0 miles north of Collier Road NW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Mt. Zion Church (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hiram Embry Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geary’s Refused Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); O’Neal’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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