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Davis’ Hill

 
 
Davis' Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
1. Davis' Hill Marker
Inscription. The hill N. of the Chapel Rd. intersection was thus named after occupation & intrenching by Gen. J.C. Davis’ 2d Div., 14th A.C., July 22, when the Army of the Cumberland [US] moved up from Peachtree Cr. to the siege line facing the N. sector of Atlanta’s defenses. Davis’ position here formed the Right of the siege until July 28.

From this hill Sherman directed Howard (com’d’g. Army of the Tenn., vice McPherson deceased) to align his 3 corps -- the 15th, 16th, & 17th -- S. along Chapel Rd., facing E. The shift of these troops from the E. to the W. side of Atlanta, began a move upon the 2 remaining railroads.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-137.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.286′ N, 84° 26.022′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (U.S. 278) and Chappell Road, on the right when traveling west on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Davis' Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
2. Davis' Hill Marker
flies. The Errant Line (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); West Side Siege Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. Cleburne's H’dq’rs. (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Confederate Army Command Changed (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Ezra Church (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 20 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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