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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Atlanta's Outer Line

 
 
Atlanta's Outer Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 18, 2005
1. Atlanta's Outer Line Marker
Inscription. Johnston’s army [CS] moved to this side of the river July 9-10, 1864. French’s div., Stewarts A.C. was posted astride the R.R. to guard the left bank pending Federal crossings up river.

July 18. With the Federal advance S. to Peachtree Cr. Valley, French was shifted to Casey’s line of Atlanta at this point. With its left resting here, it was continued by other commands 5.5 mi. E. to Highland Ave., & S. 3.5 mi. to Leggett’s Hill in E. Atlanta -- a total of 9 mi. It was occupied by 3 infantry corps & State Militia. The line was vacated July 22 -- the troops falling back to the inner line.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.528′ N, 84° 26.797′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Old Marietta Road NW 0.2 miles from Marietta Road NW, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Casey's Hill, on which the marker is located, and the marker are at the very rear (west) of Crest Lawn Memorial Park (2000 Marietta Boulevard). Old Marietta Road and Maid Lane are closed off and accessible only through Crest
Atlanta's Outer Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
2. Atlanta's Outer Line Marker
Houses have now appeared at the very edge of the cemetery where the marker is located.
Lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casey's Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Montgomery-DeFoor House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); French's Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johnston’s Army Crossed the River (approx. 1.2 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle at Moore’s Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Atlanta's Outer Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 14, 2011
3. Atlanta's Outer Line Marker
The marker stands at one of the highest points in Atlanta.
 
 
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