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French's Line

 
 
French's Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
1. French's Line Marker
Inscription. July 9, 1864. Confederate forces withdrew to this side of the river near the state R.R. bridge. General S.G. French’s div. (Stewart’s A.C.) was posted above & below the bridge as a rear guard of Johnston’s Army of Tennessee.

July 18. French’s div. occupied the left sector of Atlanta’s outer defense line -- from the Old Marietta Rd. at Casey’s Hill to DeFoors Fy. Rd. This line extended E. to Highland Ave. & was S. of & parallel to Peachtree Creek.

This marker is at the point where French’s entrenchments crossed Woodall Creek. Casey’s Hill is .9 mi. W.; Chattahoochee Ave. is a postwar road to the river at Bolton.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-67.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.192′ N, 84° 25.925′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Chattahoochee Avenue SW and Carroll Drive NW, on the right when traveling south on Chattahoochee Avenue SW. Click for map. 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
French's Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
2. French's Line Marker
Looking south on Chattahoochee Avenue from Carroll Drive
flies. French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Atlanta's Outer Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Casey's Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Outer Defense Line (approx. one mile away); Gen. Cleburne's H’dq’rs. (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); The Hiram Embry Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
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