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West Side Siege Line

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
1. West Side Siege Line Marker
Inscription. Howard’s Army of the Tenn. 3 corps), which had fought E. of Atlanta July 22, were shifted to this area West of the city, July 27, 28, 1864. Dodge’s 16th and Blair’s 17th A.C. were aligned along Chapel Rd. which, in 1864, led S.W. directly to Ezra Ch. (MOZLEY PARK), where the line was prolonged westward by the 15th corps.

This shift of Federal forces was a thrust at the 2 railroads entering the city from the S.W. at East Point. After the Battle of Ezra Church, July 28, siege operations were pushed E. toward Atlanta by these troops, together with the 14th and 23d corps, which prolonged the line S. to the Campbellton Road.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-140.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.778′ N, 84° 26′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Chappell Road and Rome Drive, on the right when traveling south on Chappell Road. Click for map. The marker is just south of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard (formerly Simpson Road). Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
West Side Siege Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
2. West Side Siege Line Marker
walking distance of this marker. Davis' Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Errant Line (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Ezra Church (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); The Federal Salient (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. one mile away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. one mile 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 356 times since then and 6 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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