Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Hiram Embry Plantation
At 4 P.M., July 20, 1864, Walthall’s div. [CS] advanced N. on this road to attack the Federal line above Collier Road -– Reynolds’ brigade on left, Cantey’s (O’Neal’s) on right. Deploying at old Mt. Zion Church, the brigades came up abreast.
In maintaining alignment on the right with Loring’s div., [CS] both brigades swung Eastward -- a move that diverted Reynolds’ troops across the road near the Embry house & directed its assault toward the re-entrant angle of the Federal line across the deep ravine.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-47.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 48.47′ N, 84° 24.725′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Channing Drive 0 miles east of Howell Mill Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine (about 700 feet away, measured Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mt. Zion Church (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. 0.4 miles away); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. half a mile away); Outer Defense Line (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
1. Hiram Embry
My husbands grandmother was Berma Embry Jones, and this Hiram Howard Embry was her great grandfather. I have lots of family history and would love to get to visit here myself someday. She told us many stories about this place.
— Submitted October 13, 2010, by Eileen Washington of Marble Falls, Texas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.