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

Surrender of Atlanta

September 2, 1864

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. Surrender of Atlanta Marker
Inscription. Gen. Hood, in person, with Stewart’s A.C. & the Georgia Militia abandoned the city, Sept. 1, as a result of Hardee’s defeat at Jonesboro August 31, & marched S. to Lovejoy’s Station. Federal forces at Chattahoochee River crossings since Aug. 25, suspecting the evacuation of the city on hearing loud explosions, sent forward a reconnaissance to investigate.

At this point it met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens and property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com’d’g 20th A. C., received the surrender.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-126.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.566′ N, 84° 24.438′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Marietta Street NW and Northside Drive NW (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south on Marietta Street NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. Surrender of Atlanta Marker
Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Army Command Changed (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Academy of Medicine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Baltimore Block (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. John S. Pemberton (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally installed at the northwest corner of the intersection. After it was knocked down by a bus, newspaper stories and local interest caused a developer to re-erect it in front of a new condominium building on the southwest corner.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Surrender of Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 7, 2008
3. Surrender of Atlanta Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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