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

The Errant Line

 
 
The Errant Line Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
1. The Errant Line Marker Post
Inscription. July 28, 1864. Anticipating a Confederate attack on the Right of the 15th A. C. [US], aligned W. of Ezra Ch., Sherman sent Davisí div. (14th A. C.), on a circuitous march W., so as to come in on Loganís Rt. via Lick Skillet (Adamsville) Road.

Davisí troops, led by Gen. J, D. Morgan, marched toward the Chattahoochee, intending to reach Lick Skillet by a side road. Devoid of maps or guides, the column traversed a wilderness of forest & swamps until halted by Confederate cavalry & preemptory orders to return.

Loganís 15th -- hard pressed by Hoodís forces -- managed to hold on, aided by 12 regiments of the 16th & 17th A. C., aligned along Chapel Rd.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-138.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 46.283′ N, 84° 26.167′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (U.S. 278) and Elinor Place, on the right when traveling west on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Errant Line Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 6, 2011
2. The Errant Line Marker Post
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Davis' Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Side Siege Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gen. Cleburne's Hídqírs. (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); 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. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Army Command Changed (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 12 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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