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

The Extended Line

 
 
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. The Extended Line Marker
Inscription. The Federals, having lifted siege operations N. & W. of Atlanta Aug. 25, moved on the A. & W.P. R.R. below East Point & by the 29th began its destruction. In an effort to protect the M. & W. (Central of Ga.) R.R., Hardee’s A.C. [CS] hastily built & occupied, Aug 30, a line extending from East Point to Morrow’s & Thames mills.

Here the line ran E. to the R.R. near Rough & Ready where Hardee’s command post was alerted to observe Federal movements on Jonesboro.

This extended line, occupied but a day, was abandoned that night by Hardee’s three divisions -- Maney’s, Cleburne’s & Brown’s -- & with S.D. Lee’s A.C. from Atlanta, they marched to Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-7B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.45′ N, 84° 24.217′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is on Georgia Route 85 0 miles north of West Lee's Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5375 Highway 85, Atlanta GA 30349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. The Extended Line Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 85 toward Atlanta
, measured as the crow flies. Thames House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Marcus Long Crossroads (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 2 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Extended Line. The marker originally stood on West Lee's Mill Road west of Georgia Highway 85, in an area where dirt was taken to construct the Atlanta Airport's fifth runway.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. The Extended Line Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 85 toward Riverdale
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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