Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Mt. Zion Church
July 20. The skirmish line of Walthall’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] was astride Howell Mill Rd., just N. of the church. When Reynolds’ & O’Neal’s brigades [CS] moved up in columns from their intrenched line (.3 mi. S.), they deployed at the skirmish line -- Reynolds W. of the rd.; O’Neal E. of it, & advanced on the Federal infantry posted on Collier Rd. & N. of the deep ravine.
In the church yard are monuments to H.H. Embry, (1805-1877), pioneer resident of this vicinity, & Serg’t Wm. R. Moore, 1st Ga. Reg´t., Wheeler’s Cav., killed N. of Peachtree Creek, July 17, 1864.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-49.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 48.621′ N, 84° 24.766′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Howell Mill Road 0 miles north of Interstate 75, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1877 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (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.
Regarding Old Mt. Zion Church. These skirmishes were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
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