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Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A

 
 
Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A Marker
Inscription. Commanding Artillery Battalion attached to Alexander P. Stewart’s Corps [CS] - killed in action while supervising placement of two sections of Selden’s Ala. Battery, Lt. Chas. W. Lovelace, commanding, near the Embry House, July 20th, 1864, during the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

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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