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Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs.

 
 
Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. Marker Post Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
1. Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. Marker Post
Inscription. Site of the Ira R. Foster house which was occupied as headquarters by Gen. A. P. Stewart, [CS] during military operations N. of Atlanta, July 16-21, 1864. From here were issued the orders directing his troops in the Battle of Peachtree Creek, July 20 -- fought 1.5 miles N.

Stewart´s corps, posted on the left of Confederate forces in the outer defense line of Atlanta, consisted of three divisions: from left to right, French’s, Walthall’s & Loring’s.

Failing to break the Federal line at Peachtree Creek, Hood withdrew his forces to the city from which he sent Hardee’s A. C. against the Federal troops in East Atlanta, July 22.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-90.)
 
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° 47.417′ N, 84° 24.717′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Howell Mill Road and Bishop Street, on the right when traveling north on Howell Mill Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. Marker Post Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
2. Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. Marker Post
within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Loring’s Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Army Command Changed (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outer Defense Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Surrender of Atlanta (approx. one mile away); French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hiram Embry Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); 33d N.J. State Flag (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. It is believed that the marker was hit by a bus. 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 574 times since then. 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker prior to it going missing? • Can you help?
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