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By David Seibert, October 6, 2010
Thames House Marker
Georgia (Clayton County), Atlanta — 031-18 — Thames House
Res. of Wm. Thames (1796-1892) pioneer citizen of Clayton, formerly Henry, County; veteran of the War of 1812; owner of a saw & grist mill on Flint River; pastor of Tanner’s Church. Aug. 31, 1864. Troops of the Federal 23rd & 4th A. C., . . . — Map (db m36727) HM
Georgia (Clayton County), Atlanta — 031-7B — The Extended Line
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 & . . . — Map (db m42137) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-28 — 4th A.C. at Durand's Mill
July 19, 1864. In deployment of Federal forces approaching Atlanta, it became necessary to fill a gap between those on Peachtree Rd. at the creek & Schofield’s 23d A.C. on Pea Vine Cr. at the Paden plantation (Emory University). Sherman directed . . . — Map (db m9764) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-84 — Alpha Delta PiMemorial Headquarters
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, as the first secret society in the world for college women, and thus became the mother of the social sorority system. Wesleyan College was the first educational . . . — Map (db m28962) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-49 — An Unexpected Clash
July 22, 1864. The attack by Walker's & Bate's divs. (Hardee's A.C.) (C.S) struck the two brigades Mersy's & Rices's, of Sweeny's 16th A.C. div. (U.S.) enroute to support the 17th in E. Atlanta. Walker's troops came up Sugar Cr. valley from the . . . — Map (db m9245) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-47 — Bate’s Battle Line
July 22, 1864. Gen. Bate's div., Hardee's A.C. (CS) was deployed on the rt. of Walker's div. when they advanced N. from Terry's Mill pond. Being on the extreme rt. of the corps, Bate's troops moved up the east side of Sugar Cr., valley and swung . . . — Map (db m80157) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-53 — Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond
July 22, 1864. Bate’s, together with Walker’s div., Hardee’s A.C., (CS) having moved up Sugar Cr. valley W. of Terry’s mill pond, were deployed in this area for a surprise attack on Federal troops posted N.W. of here on Flat Shoals Rd. While . . . — Map (db m18822) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-46 — Battle of Atlanta Began Here
July 22, 1864. Sweeny's 2nd. div., Dodge's 16th A.C. (US), having been held in reserve N. of the Ga. R.R. (Candler Park), was ordered to support the left wing of Blair's 17th Corps in East Atlanta. Marching via Clay Rd., Sweeny's column halted here . . . — Map (db m8889) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14356) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-64 — Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.
July 22, 1864. The left wing (Giles Smith’s div., 17th A.C.) of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) occupied an intrenched line on Flat Shoals Rd. between Leggett’s Hill & Glenwood, where it hooked eastward, facing to the south. Gen. P.R. . . . — Map (db m9526) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-62 — Cleburne's & Maney's Divs.
July 22, 1864. These troops, with Walker’s and Bate’s divs., Hardee’s A.C. (CS) made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta to attack the rear of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) posted on Flat Shoals Road in East Atlanta. Cleburne’s & Maney’s move . . . — Map (db m9575) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-65 — Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear
July 22, 1864. Cleburne’s 3 brigades, (CS) after over-running the Federal left (at Glenwood), moved on the rear of its line facing W. on Flat Shoals Rd., at the same time Maney’s div. (CS) attached its front. Beset on both sides Giles Smith’s 17th . . . — Map (db m9524) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-29 — Closing the Gap
July 20, 1864. A critical factor in the alignment of Federal troops moving on Atlanta, from Peachtree Creek valley, was a wide gap between Peachtree Rd. (the left of Thomas’ forces) & Schofield’s 23d A.C. posted at the intersection of N. Decatur & . . . — Map (db m9500) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-51 — Death of General Walker
July 22, 1864. Maj. Gen. W.H.T. Walker, commanding a div. of Hardee's A.C., (CS) while directing his troops toward the battlefield, reached a close proximity to this spot at noon where, pausing to reconnoiter the area, he was shot from horse by a . . . — Map (db m9571) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-45 — Death of McPherson
The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. McPherson rode S. from the Ga. R.R. when he heard firing in Sugar Cr. . . . — Map (db m8736) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-5 — Dodge's 16th A.C. Camp on Nancy's Creek
July 17, 1864. The march of the corps S. from the road-fork at Providence Church (Dunwoody) was opposed by Col. Geo. G. Dibrell's brigade of Wheeler's cav. [CS]. After a sharp skirmish, the 9th Illinois Mounted Infantry drove Dibrell across the . . . — Map (db m14307) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-27 — Durand's Mill
Water-powered sawmill & factory operated in the 1860’s by Samuel A. Durand (1822-1891), later on by Frederick A. Williams (1817-1883), whose name long designated the old road leading S.W. and now known, in sections, as Briarcliff and Williams Mill . . . — Map (db m9499) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-69 — Fuller's Div.16th A.C.
July 22, 1864. Gen. John Fuller's only brigade -- Morrill's, which was in reserve near Leggett's Hill, was deployed S.E. of here to meet the advance of Walker's div. (CS) up Sugar Cr. valley. While so engaged, Cleburne's 2 brigades -- Govan's & . . . — Map (db m74719) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-043 — Gresham's Division
July 20, 1864. Brig. Gen. Walter Q. Gresham's 4th div., leading the advance of the 17th A.C. (US) against Wheeler's Cav. (CS) & forcing it W. to Leggett's Hill, halted here at sundown. Leggett's 3d div. was brought forward & would have moved . . . — Map (db m8732) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-56 — Hardee at Road Fork
July 22, 1864. Hardee’s A.C. (4 divis.), (CS) moving N. to the battlefield, was divided into two columns at this road fork: Clebourne’s and Maney’s took the W. fork leading to E. Atlanta; Walker’s and Bate’s, the E. fork or Fayetteville Rd., as did . . . — Map (db m10412) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-57 — Hardee at Wm. Cobb’s House
July 22, 1864. Hardee’s A.C., (CS) consisting of 4 divisions, enroute N. to the rear of Federal forces in E. Atlanta, halted here at dawn to procure guides for a wilderness march ahead. Hardee, his staff & general officers rode to Wm. Cobb’s house . . . — Map (db m80155) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-58 — Hardee’s March Turned N.E. on Fayetteville Road
July 21, 1864. Theses troops and Wheeler’s Cav. (CS) were sent from Atlanta on a 15-mile night march to gain the rear of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) in E. Atlanta. Hardee moved out of the city via McDonough Rd. (Capital Avenue) and here . . . — Map (db m10234) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Historic Ground
This modern tv station, WAGA-TV stands in land lot 57 of the 18th District of the original Henry, now DeKalb County, near the south fork of Peachtree Creek, was erected in 1966. In July, 1864 the present Briarcliff Road was the route of the . . . — Map (db m9766) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-68 — Historic Ground --1864
In an area bound by Memorial Dr., Clifton, Glenwood & Moreland, was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22d. In terms of present landmarks, the battle began at Memorial Dr. & Clifton where Hardee's right wing (CS) was . . . — Map (db m8737) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — Ivy Street
On June 3, 2005, the central road of this campus was formally named “Ivy Street,” in honor of the hallowed tradition associated with the original Marist campus on Ivy Street in downtown Atlanta. With 32 boys and five . . . — Map (db m14203) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-67 — Leggett's Hill
July 22, 1864. Blair’s 17th A.C., McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) was aligned S. of Logan’s 15th astride the Ga. R.R. Leggett’s div. of the 17th held the line from Logan’s left, to & including the hill. An extension S.E. on Flat Shoals Rd. to . . . — Map (db m9521) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-40 — Logan’s 15th A.C. Line
July 20, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s A.C. having camped at Decatur, moved toward Atlanta on this rd. M.L. Smith’s (2d) div. was in advance; Woods’ (1st) & Harrow’s (4th), in reserve. At this point, 2.75 mi. from center of Atlanta, Smith’s . . . — Map (db m9765) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-9 — Logan’s 15th Corps & Garrard’s Cavalry
July 18, 1864. Logan’s 15th A.C., Army of the Tennessee [US], having detoured from the old Shallow Ford Rd. at the Rainey plantation (4 ml. W.) moved to this point where it joined Garrard’s cav. which, via McAfee's bridge (Chattahoochee River) & . . . — Map (db m33804) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-63 — Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta
Gen. George Maney, comdg. Cheatham’s old div. of Hardee’s A.C. (CS) at Peachtree Cr., July 20, led the div. July 22 in the Battle of Atlanta. Both Cleburne’s & Maney’s divs. advanced N.W. on Flat Shoals Road to attack the Federal 17th A.C. aligned . . . — Map (db m10411) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-44 — McPherson's Last Ride
July 22, 1864. When Gen. McPherson heard the firing to the S.E. while at lunchen (Whiteford Ave. at R.R.), he mounted his horse & sending away most of his staff on various missions, galloped south to this hill. Here he observed Dodge's 16th A.C. . . . — Map (db m8733) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-050 — Mersy’s Brigade
July 22, 1864. Col. August Mersy's brigade of Sweeny's div., 16th A.C. (US) was aligned on the rt. of the div. when it went into action to meet the assault of Walker's div. (CS) advancing up Sugar Creek valley (from Glenwood Ave.). The left of . . . — Map (db m8731) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-39 — Noon Under the Trees
July 22, 1864. Gen. McPerson & staff spent the forenoon in conference at Sherman's headquarters & inspecting Army of the Tenn. lines. Noon found them in an oak grove just S. of the R.R. where they were joined at luncheon by Logan & Blair, each with . . . — Map (db m8892) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-70 — Oglethorpe University
Chartered in 1835 by Georgia Presbyterians near Milledgeville, Oglethorpe University was the first denominational college established in the Deep South. It perished during the Civil War and was briefly revived from 1870 to 1872 in Atlanta. . . . — Map (db m14291) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-7 — Old Cross Keys
Ante-bellum crossroads settlement & Post Office; James Reeve (1792 - 1852) Post Master & merchant. Prior to 1864 the Post Office was removed to a point between Chamblee & Doraville where, name unchanged, it was known as Cross Keys Post Office. To . . . — Map (db m14052) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-41 — Restoring the Line
July 22, 1864. After Cheatham’s troops (CS) broke the Federal 15th A.C. line at the R.R. cut and the Hurt house (DeGress Ave.), Mersy’s 16th A.C. brigade was brought up from the battlefield 1 mile S. of the R.R. to assist in restoring it. . . . — Map (db m9515) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-11 — Site: Blake’s Mill
N. Fork Peachtree Creek. West of the road was the ante-bellum structure of a mill owned and operated by John Blake (1798-1854). July 18, 1864. Blair’s 17th A. C. of McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee (US Flag), enroute from Roswell to Decatur, . . . — Map (db m61961) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-58 — Site: Cobb’s Mill
On the E. side of Intrenchment Creek, just above the bridge, stood a grist mill operated by William Cobb, a DeKalb County pioneer. The mill was a notable landmark in the movement of Confederate forces to the field of the Battle of Atlanta, fought . . . — Map (db m80156) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-18 — Site: Henderson’s Mill
Some 300 ft N.W. stood the ante and post bellum grist mill owned and operated by Greenville Henderson (1792-1869) and his son Rufus (1823-1872). The flat, left and rt. of this road was the mill pond area; the mill was demolished, 1911. During . . . — Map (db m29122) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-12 — Solomon Goodwin’s Res.<------<<<<
The house on adjacent knoll, built 1831, by Solomon Goodwin (circa 1780-1850), oldest extant house in DeKalb County, was a landmark of Federal military operation in these environs during the summer of 1864. July 18. Hascall’s div., 23d A.C. having . . . — Map (db m28588) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-28 — Stanley & Wood March To Durand's Mill
July 19, 1864. When it became apparent that a wide gap existed in Federal troop deployment along Peachtree Cr. Between Peachtree Rd. & this, the old Williams Mill Rd., two divs. of Howard’s 4th A.C. were sent S.E. from Buckhead to this vicinity to . . . — Map (db m9448) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-037 — Sweeny's Division Encamped
July 21, 1864. Sweeny's div., Dodges 16th A.C. (US) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park. These troops, of McPherson's Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur towards Atlanta the day before and . . . — Map (db m13538) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-38 — Sweeny's March South
July 22, 1864. Sweeny's 16th A.C. div., ordered to support the left of the Federal line in E. Atlanta, was shifted from its camp of the previous night, N. of the Georgia Railroad. It marched S. on the Clay Road (now Clay St). These troops had . . . — Map (db m8735) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-52 — Terry's Mill Pond
The flat area S. was the bed of Terry's mill pond - the impounded waters of Sugar Cr. Tom Terry (1823-1861) operated the grist mill that stood 800 yds. downstream. It was burned by Federal troops July 29, 1864 & was rebuilt and operated some years . . . — Map (db m8730) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 60-13 — The March to the Sea
On November 15, 1864, during the Civil War, U.S. forces under Gen. William T. Sherman set out from Atlanta on the March to the Sea, a military campaign designed to destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war and break the will of its people to . . . — Map (db m78803) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-8 — The Rainey Plantation
July 18, 1864. The marching columns of the Army of the Tenn. (US), having diverged 5.5 mi. N.W., rejoined here when Dodge's 16th A.C. moved E. from Old Cross Keys to Rainey's. Blair's 17th A.C. moved 1.75 mi. S. on old Shallow Ford rd. & camped at . . . — Map (db m9417) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-10 — The Samuel House Plantation
The large brick residence built in 1857 by Samuel House (1798-1873) was a prominent landmark during military operations by Federal forces on the Atlanta front in July, 1864. Cox’s division of Schofield's 23rd A.C. reached this vicinity July 18; . . . — Map (db m28587) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — This Line of Breastworks
This line of breastworks is a remnant of the city fortifications occupied by Confederate forces during the Siege of Atlanta July 22, - August 25, 1864. The line, which completely encircled the city, aggregated 12 miles of rifle pits and forts . . . — Map (db m10238) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-42 — Wheeler Delays Blair
McPherson's Army of the Tenn. (US) seized Decatur July 19, 1864 & on the 20th moved towards Atlanta in two columns - the 15th & 16th A.C. via the Ga. R.R., the 17th by roads S. of it where Wheeler's Cav.,(CS) guarding the right of Atlanta's outer . . . — Map (db m8894) HM
Georgia (DeKalb County), Atlanta — 044-66 — Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched
July 20, 1864. Wheeler’s thin gray line of dismounted cavalry (CS) was the rt. Flank of Atlanta’s defenders. Forced W. from Clay St. in the afternoon by Blair’s 17th A.C., (US) Wheeler’s line ran S. from the Ga. R.R. to this hill. July 21. Before . . . — Map (db m9516) HM
Georgia (Dekalb County), Atlanta — 044-13 — Wm. Johnston's Mill
About 0.3 mile upstream N. Fork Peachtree Cr., is the site of a mill owned by Wm. Johnston (1789-1855), -a landmark of Federal military operations in the Summer of 1864. Schofield’s 23d A.C., having crossed the Chattahoochee River at Isom’s Ferry . . . — Map (db m9438) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — "Out in the Rain"(1913)
The City of Atlanta Office of Cemetery Commission purchased this fountain from J. L. Mott Iron Works as a cemetery improvement. T. G. Spearman ordered the statue and constructed a masonry pool, which was altered in 1984. The figural group was . . . — Map (db m64800) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — “The Storyteller”Frank Fleming, Sculptor
Local lore has recorded that in 1838 a hunter hung a deer’s head at about this location in front of Irby’s Tavern. The Henry Irby family owned 803 surrounding acres and the area was designated Irbyville on maps at that time. People started . . . — Map (db m53409) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 1998 Shining Light AwardHonoring Zell Miller
1998 Shining Light Award Honoring Zell Miller Governor
(1991 - 1999) Lieutenant Governor (1975 - 1991) This Marine, Teacher and Author brought Hope . . . — Map (db m95027) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-27 — 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd.
July 18, 1864. Hooker’s Federal 20th Corps, occupied this sector between Howard’s 4th at Buckhead, on the left, & Palmer’s 14th, on the right, at Howell Mill Road. Williams’ & Geary’s divs. of the 20th, camped in this vicinity that night, while . . . — Map (db m22889) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-58 — 33d N.J. State Flag
July 20, 1864. To this high ground, 500 yds. in front of Geary’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] on Collier Rd., the 33d N.J. regt., Jones’ brigade, was sent to establish & support a battery position. The regiment had scarcely reached this hill when, in a . . . — Map (db m16407) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-19 — 4th A.C. at Buckhead
July 18, 1864. Left Wing, Army of the Cumberland [US], having moved from Power’s Fy., cast up a line of intrenchments covering roads leading E., S., & W. Contact was made with the 20th A. C. to the right (on W. Pace’s Fy. Rd.) & to the left with . . . — Map (db m22297) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — A Relaxing Atmosphere526 Auburn Avenue
Auburn Avenue was like a parade ground. Families and friends were constantly visiting back and forth. In the evenings, couples--such as Frank and Eula Kirk, who lived here for 40 years--relazed in rocking chairs and wicker swings as they chatted . . . — Map (db m73180) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-3 — Academy of Medicine
Thirteen Atlanta physicians organized the Brotherhood of Physicians in 1854. After many location and name changes, the Brotherhood evolved in to the Fulton County Medical Society, which dedicated the Academy of Medicine as its headquarters here on . . . — Map (db m9849) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Alfred Iverson, Jr.Brigadier General — Confederate States Army
Born in Clinton, Jones County, Georgia February 14, 1829 Died Atlanta, Georgia March 31, 1911 He was the son of Alfred Iverson, Sr. United States Senator for Georgia and Caroline Goode Holt . . . — Map (db m64825) HM WM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Apartment House509 Auburn Avenue
This apartment building represents the ups and downs of the Auburn Avenue neighborhood. As property owners started to move away in the 1950s, numerous dwellings gradually fell into disrepair. Since 1982 the National Park Service and various civic . . . — Map (db m73421) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-87 — Atlanta's Outer Line
Johnston’s army [CS] moved to this side of the river July 9-10, 1864. French’s div., Stewarts A.C. was posted astride the R.R. to guard the left bank pending Federal crossings up river. July 18. With the Federal advance S. to Peachtree Cr. Valley, . . . — Map (db m16583) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-104 — Attack from the West
July 22, 1864. Gen. George Maney’s div. (Hardee’s A.C.) (CS) attacked the front of Giles Smith’s div., 17th A.C. (US) posted on Flat Shoals Road (Leggett’s Hill to Glenwood), while Cleburne’s div. attacked it from the rear. This forced the . . . — Map (db m10241) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-79 — Augustus Hurt House
200 yds. N.E. stood the plantation residence of Augustus F. Hurt (1830-1921), built 1858 and razed by Federal forces, 1864; erroneously cited in Official Records as the Howard house. July 22, 1864. 4th & 23d A.C. troops, in line with Federal . . . — Map (db m10276) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-80 — Augustus Hurt Plantation
The outer Confederate defense line of Atlanta, located on E. slope of this hill, July 18, was evacuated the night of the 21st, 1864. July 22. The Federal 23d A.C., under Schofield, marching from the N.E. via Williams Mill Rd. intrenched a line W. & . . . — Map (db m10275) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-101 — Baker's Brigade
July 22, 1864. Baker`s Alabama brigade (Col. J.H. Higley comdg.), Clayton`s div., Cheatham`s A.C., [CSA} was diverted N.E. in Clayton`s attack on the 15th A.C. eastward, thus forming the extreme left of the line extending S. to Glenwood Ave. . . . — Map (db m10105) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Baltimore Block
Baltimore Block was built in 1885 by Jacob J. Rosenthal. Named for the developer’s home town, the rowhouses were Atlanta’s first apartment-type development and the first to be based on a long-term land lease. Each of the graciously appointed . . . — Map (db m47622) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-72 — Bate’s Division
The outer Atlanta defense line crossed Clear Cr. a short distance S.W. of Walker’s (or Jones’) Mill (just below the present R.R. bridge). July 20, 1864. The right of Bate’s division (rt. of Hardee’s corps) (CSA) rested on Clear Creek. From this . . . — Map (db m17293) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-65 — Battle at Moore’s Mill
July 19, 1864. Morgan’s brigade (Davis’ div.), 14th A.C., was posted on the rt. of Dilworth’s brigade to support his crossing of Peachtree Creek at junction with Green Bone Cr. Morgan faced destructive fire from Confederate forces on the high bluff . . . — Map (db m35687) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-142 — Battle Hill
The name "Battle Hill" is associated with the area because of an engagement fought here on July 28, 1864. This was the 3d attempt of the Confederate forces under General John B. Hood to repel the 3 Federal armies, commanded by General Sherman, . . . — Map (db m51402) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-149B — Battle of Ezra Ch.Gen. J. C. Brown’s Div.
July 28, 1864. The 4 brigades of Brown’s Div., S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS], deployed in this area, made the initial assaults on the Federal right flank posted on the ridge just N. E. Their combined attacks struck Lightburn's & Martin’s brigades of Morgan . . . — Map (db m36095) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-148 — Battle of Ezra Ch.Gen. S. D. Lee’s Corps
July 26, 1864. Brown’s & Clayton’s divs., Lee’s Corps [CS] led off the attack on the 15th corps [US] posted some 400 yds. N. of this rd. Brown’s brigades: Johnston’s, Sharp’s & Brantly’s, were deployed W. of the cemetery Gate House ~ Manigault’s . . . — Map (db m36096) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-151 — Battle of Ezra Ch.Right of 15th Corps
July 28, 1864. This marks the extreme right of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee during the Battle of Ezra Church. Lightburn’s brigade of M. L. Smith’s div., Logan’s A. C., occupied the immediate sector. From here the line ran S. E. to a salient angle . . . — Map (db m53579) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-146 — Battle of Ezra ChurchGen. Stewart Wounded
July 28, 1864. Gen. A.P. Stewart, with Walthall’s and Long’s divisions of his A.C. [CS], reached the field in time to renew the attack. Walthall, on left, fared no better than Brown, in the same area. Stewart, riding forward to this hill, . . . — Map (db m50868) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-159 — Battle of Utoy Creek
Federal siege operations not only involved the encircling line of Atlanta's defenses, but threatened the 2 railroads S.W. of the city. Pursuant thereto, Federal forces after the Battle of Ezra Church were shifted S., only to be confronted by a line . . . — Map (db m71443) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Battlefield of Ezra ChurchJuly 28, 1864
From this point extending three-fourths mile eastward the Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. John C. Brown's & Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton's Divisions (seven brigades) of Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, formed in line of battle. From this . . . — Map (db m87193) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-31 — Battlefield of Peachtree Creek
Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, on taking command of the Army of Tennessee [CS], July 18, 1864, began aggressive action against the Federal approach to Atlanta from upper Chattahoochee crossings. July 20. Hood’s 1st move was to attack Thomas’ Army of the . . . — Map (db m14415) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-103 — Benton’s & Coltart’s Brigades
July 22, 1864. When Brown’s (formerly Hindman’s) div., Cheatham’s A.C. (CS) attacked the Fed. Line E. of here, Benton’s Mississippi & Coltart’s Alabama brigades struck Harrow’s div. of the 15th A.C. (US), dislodging Williams’ & Oliver’s brigades. . . . — Map (db m10472) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-22 — Between the Peachtree Cr. Forks
July 19, 1864. The march of Stanley’s div. (4th AC.) on the Old Cheshire Bridge Rd from Buckhead was delayed by the burning bridge at N. Fork, Peachtree Cr. Opposition by Confederate cavalry had marked the progress of the 4th AC. from the . . . — Map (db m22224) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Built 1895. Purchased 1909 by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Dr. A. D. Williams. Birthplace of Dr. King 1929. Acquired with assistance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1974. Designated as part of the National Historic Site 1980. Dedicated as part of . . . — Map (db m73422) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-150 — Birthplace of Allison Nelson
One mile north where Sandy Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the house of John B. Nelson, owner of Nelson´s Ferry in the 1820´s. His son, Allison Nelson was born there March, 1822. After service in the Mexican War, he was a . . . — Map (db m14159) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-176 — Booker T. Washington1856-1915
Former slave, Principal of Tuskegee Institute and author of Up From Slavery, Washington delivered the Atlanta Exposition Address on September 18, 1895 at this site, the former auditorium of the Cotton States and International Exposition. . . . — Map (db m73369) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade
On July 22, 1864, Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade, Hindman’s Div., Cheatham’s Corps, advancing eastward from the Atlanta fortifications against the Federal 15th Corps posted at DeGress Ave., halted in this ravine to reform their line, . . . — Map (db m36102) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14357) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Brookhaven Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places
Historic Brookhaven is the first planned golf club community in Georgia, having been built around the Capital City Country Club between 1910 and 1940. — Map (db m14358) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-100B — Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs.
July 22, 1864: 3:30 P.M. Gen Hood (CS) launched an attack from the east line of the city fortifications, on the 15th A.C. astride the Ga. R.R. (at DeGress Ave.) - a mass assault by two divs. of Cheatham’s A.C.: Brown’s & Clayton’s. Brown’s brigades . . . — Map (db m10260) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Bryant-Graves House522 Auburn Avenue
This was the home of the Rev. Peter James Bryant and, later Antoine Graves. Here Bryant wrote sermons he delivered as pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church. He also worked as associate editor of The Voice of the Negro, a national literary . . . — Map (db m73179) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-116 — Building Together for Youth
The National Congress of Colored parents and teachers grew from a meeting called at the request of Selena Sloan Butler through the school principal, Cora B. Finley, at Yonge Street School, March 14, 1911. As interest grew, other school units were . . . — Map (db m55232) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim
The section of the cemetery encompassing the area behind this marker, bounded by the lane to the east, the sidewalk to the west, and the wall to the south, was established in 1892 as the burial ground for Congregation Ahavath Achim, chartered in . . . — Map (db m53310) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-86 — Casey's Hill
A notable eminence between Peachtree & Proctor’s creeks near the Chattahoochee River & named for John A. Casey (1820-1907) who lived on this hill near the old Montgomery Church. Prior to & during the 1860s, the road from Atlanta crossed this hill . . . — Map (db m16530) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-76 — Cheatham's Salient
At this point, Atlanta’s outer defense line, beginning at Casey’s Hill 5.75 W., turned S. & parallel to Highland Ave., ran to the Ga. R.R. This angle was occupied July 18, 1864, by Stevenson’s div. Cheatham A.C. (CS) (Hood’s old command). July 19, . . . — Map (db m9545) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Civil War Siege Cannon
The Union Army used this cannon during the American Civil War, which was fought between 1861 and 1865. Called a siege cannon, it was too big and heavy to be used in most battles. Instead, it was used during sieges, which were lengthy assaults . . . — Map (db m88227) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-145 — Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C.
July 28, 1864. Dep1oyed a1ong the old Greensferry Rd. (West View Dr.) were Gibson’s, Holtzclaw’s and Baker’s brigades (Alabama and Louisiana troops), Clayton’s div., forming the right flank of Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] in the Battle Of Ezra . . . — Map (db m53691) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-145 — Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C.
July 28, 1864. Dep1oyed a1ong the old Greensferry Rd. (West View Dr.) were Gibson’s, Holtzclaw’s and Baker’s brigades (Alabama and Louisiana troops), Clayton’s div., forming the right flank of Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] in the Battle Of Ezra . . . — Map (db m53710) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-145 — Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C.
July 28, 1864. Dep1oyed a1ong the old Greensferry Rd. (West View Dr.) were Gibson’s, Holtzclaw’s & Baker’s brigades (Alabama & Louisiana troops), Clayton’s div., forming the right flank of Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] in the Battle Of Ezra Church. . . . — Map (db m53715) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Clement Anselm Evans1833 - 1911
Clement A. Evans, Brig. Gen., C.S.A., began his military career in his native Stewart Co., Ga., where he was commissioned Major in Co. E, 31st Ga. Infantry. He rapidly rose in rank and in Nov. 1864, was put in command of a division, succeeding . . . — Map (db m64826) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-36 — Coburn's Brigade
Four regiments ~ 33d & 85th Ind., 19th Mich. & 22d Wis. ~ Col. John Coburn’s brigade, Ward’s 3d div., 20th A.C., were posted in this sector ~ the 22d Wis. on the ridge as skirmishers, the other three in the ravine N. of the road. The left of . . . — Map (db m16382) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-39 — Collier's Mill
150 ft. down stream, on the right bank of Tanyard Branch, stood an ante-bellum grist mill built & operated by Andrew J. Collier, pioneer resident of this area. (1827-1887). A notable landmark at the time of the Battle of Peachtree Creek - July 20, . . . — Map (db m16497) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-3 — Confederate Army Command Changed>>>----- >
Near here the command and tactics of the Confederate Army were changed July 18th 1864. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (US) had been trying for months to force Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (CS) to abandon delaying tactics and face overwhelming odds in . . . — Map (db m55624) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-196 — Confederate Battery Position
This battery was one of several cavalry outposts maintained by Wheeler`s Cavalry (CS) to watch the ferries and fords along the Chattahoochee River in 1864. The battery position consisted of a single piece of light artillery protected by strong . . . — Map (db m9553) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-161 — Confederate Entrenchments: 1864
This line of works in Adams Park is one of the few remaining sections of the exterior portion of Atlanta's defenses designed as a barrier to Federal attempts to cut the two railroads that enter the city from the S.W. Built about August 1 it joined . . . — Map (db m18820) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Confederate Soldiers Plot"Lest We Forget"
"Resolved, that the petition of the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association, asking a donation of land for the purpose of interring the Confederate Dead, be referred to the Committee on Cemetery, and that said committee have full power to act in the . . . — Map (db m64823) WM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-177 — Cotton States Exposition of 1895
Was held for 100 days from Sept. 18, to Dec. 31, 1895 in Piedmont Park. This event was held at a time when the regions population was only 75,000 and economically depressed. The people of Atlanta raised two million dollars to finance a public . . . — Map (db m17292) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-137 — Davis' Hill
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 . . . — Map (db m45767) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-66 — Disputed Passage
July 19, 1864. The 1st crossing of Peachtree Cr by Federal 14th A.C. troops, was at the junction of Green Bone Cr., 3/4 mi. N. of here. Two regts. of Dilworth’s brigades (Davis' div.), crossing on a log, were at once assailed by skirmishers of . . . — Map (db m21496) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Dr. Charles d'Alvigny
Dr. Charles d'Alvigny, son of Dr. Noel d'Alvigny, was captured with Cobb's Legion in NC in 1865. He was released when it was recognized that he was Dr. d'Alvigny's son. He was a dentist and later Sexton of Streets in Atlanta overseeing their . . . — Map (db m64816) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Dr. Daniel Cornelius O'KeefeOct. 1828, Aug. 1871
Physician, Author, Surgeon in the Civil War, Founder of Atlanta's Public Schools, Christian, His works live after him. — Map (db m64790) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Dr. John S. Pemberton
invented Coca-Cola in 1886. Pemberton Place is named in his honor. Pemberton Place™ — Map (db m95032) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Dr. Noel d'Alvigny
Dr. Noel d'Alvigny was born in 1800, Paris. As a surgeon in both the French and Confederate Armies (Leyden Artillery), he said, "I was in two revolutions." He was the only doctor who bravely remained during the burning of Atlanta in 1864 and was . . . — Map (db m64818) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-166 — Dry Pond
An old Campbell County crossroads cited in James P. Snell’s Diary as “a one-horse settlement with no pond, but two or three houses & blacksmith shop” — a landmark in the movement of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee from the Atlanta . . . — Map (db m19095) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ebenezer Baptist Church
"Our Stone of Help." "Then Samuel took a stone and named it Ebenezer for he said, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us.'" (I Samuel 7:12.) The Rev. John A. Parker, Pastor 1886-1894. The Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams, Pastor . . . — Map (db m5481) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ebenezer Baptist Church
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America May 5th 1977 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior [bottom . . . — Map (db m6675) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-164 — Enroute to Jonesboro
Aug 26, 1864. The Federal Army of the Tenn., (15th, 16th and 17th corps) enroute to Fairburn & Jonesboro, camped on, and near, the Wilson plantation. Gen. John A. Logan (15th A.C.) had h’dq’rs at the Judge Wm. A. Wilson residence. The 4th, 14th and . . . — Map (db m44416) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Eugene Talmadge
1884 - 1946 Farmer - Lawyer Statesman Elected Governor of Georgia on four separate occasions A superb orator - A safe but progressive administrator of public trust. — Map (db m87459) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-35 — Featherston’s Brigade
Gen. W.S. Featherston’s Mississippi brigade of Loring’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] together with Scott’s brigade (on his left), advanced from trenches at & near Loring’s Hill, .9 miles S.W. Traversing a broken area of tangled forest, the brigade . . . — Map (db m16380) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-53 — Federal Crossings
Opposition by Confederate forces to Federal crossings of Peachtree Cr., were more formidable westward than eastward, because of high, wooded ridges on the south bank. Two days of severe conflict were required by the 14th Corps [US] to effect . . . — Map (db m37030) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-25B — Federal Right Wing
The rt. wing of the Army of the Cumberland, 14th and 20th A.C., was also the rt. of Sherman´s forces moving on Atlanta from N. & E. The 14th and 20th, having crossed the river at Pace´s Fy., July 27, 1864, moved E. to this intersection with Mt. . . . — Map (db m14347) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-26A — Federal Right Wing to Peachtree Creek
July 18, 1864. The 14th A.C., which was posted on extreme rt. of the Cumberland Army, left camp at Mt. Paran Rd., crossed Nancy´s Creek & moved S. on Howell Mill Rd. to Peachtree Cr. Mitchell´s brigade of Davis´ div. covered the Ridgewood Rd. area . . . — Map (db m14348) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-99A — Federal Signal Station
July 22, 1864. When 15th A.C. troops moved W. from line (at Candler St.) to the vacated Confederate line at the Troup Hurt house (at DeGress Ave.), a signal station was established by Lt. Samuel Edge in a tall pine near this site commanding a view . . . — Map (db m9511) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Fire Station No. 637-39 Boulevard, N.E.
As a boy Martin Luther King, Jr., played basketball behind Fire Station No. 6 and watched the white crews go out on calls. He and his friends knew that they could not dream of becoming firefighters because of the city’s segregation laws. Finally, . . . — Map (db m85815) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-172 — Fort McPherson
Named for Maj. Gen. James Birdseye McPherson, U. S. Vol., the Union Commander of the Army of Tenn. during the Battle of Atlanta, this area was used as a state militia drill ground as early as 1835. It housed several temporary Confederate and Union . . . — Map (db m16964) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-61 — Fort Peach Tree
With Creek Indians as British allies & Cherokees loyal to U.S., in War of 1812, it was expedient to locate a fort at Standing Peach Tree on the Chattahoochee - the boundary line. Lt. Geo. Gilmer (later, twice Gov. of Georgia) was sent here (1814) . . . — Map (db m22091) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-194 — Fort Peachtree, War of 1812
One of a line of forts hastily constructed during the War of 1812 to control the Creek Indians who were in alliance with the British, of the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek, and overlooked the Creek trading-post town of Standing Peachtree. . . . — Map (db m9688) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-108 — Fort Walker
Southeastern salient of Atlanta’s inner line of (CS) fortifications erected during the Summer & Fall of 1863. The line consisted of a cordon of redoubts on hills connected by rifle pits encircling the city, aggregating some 10.5 miles of earthworks . . . — Map (db m10236) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Freedom Park
Freedom Park celebrates the lives and work of two renowned Georgians and Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Jimmy Carter. Beginning at the far end of the parking lot, a gentle paved trail extends through . . . — Map (db m73173) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-68 — French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank
July 20. 1864. The right of Gen. S. F. French’s div. of Stewart’s A. C. [CS] rested on DeFoor's Fy. Rd. -- the left, being at Casey’s Hill 1.5 miles W., during the Battle of Peachtree Creek. While Walthall’s & Loring’s divs. attacked the Federal . . . — Map (db m21504) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-67 — French's Line
July 9, 1864. Confederate forces withdrew to this side of the river near the state R.R. bridge. General S.G. French’s div. (Stewart’s A.C.) was posted above & below the bridge as a rear guard of Johnston’s Army of Tennessee. July 18. French’s div. . . . — Map (db m21500) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-195 — Fulton County
Fulton County was created out of DeKalb County by an Act of the Legislature approved December 20, 1853 (as amended and corrected by the Act of February 7, 1854). The City of Atlanta was made the County Seat. From 1872 until 1932, parts of Milton and . . . — Map (db m59535) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-38 — Gap in Federal Line
The 129th, 105th Ill. & 70th Ind., the left of Harrison’s brigade, together with the rest of Ward’s div., 20th A.C. [US] were posted in the low ground 350 yds. N., having just crossed Peachtree Creek. No immediate attack was expected. Scott’s [CS] . . . — Map (db m29426) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-55 — Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek
July 19, 1864. Geary’s Div. 20th A.C. [US] camped the previous night on Paces Fy. Rd. (at Arden). Moving S.W. on the ridge E. of Green Bone Cr., by a road more or less identical with Arden, Geary’s intonation was to cross Peachtree Cr. at Howell’s . . . — Map (db m23207) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-41 — Geary’s Division
July 20, 1864. Gen. J. W. Geary’s 2d div., 20th A.C. [US] occupied this ridge which was some 300 yds. in advance of Williams’ 1st div. on his rt., & Ward’s 3d, on his left -- all facing southward. His three brigades: Candy’s, Jones’ & . . . — Map (db m41096) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-43 — Geary’s Refused Line
July 20, 1864. Geary’s 20th A.C. div. [US] was massed on this ridge (Candy’s, Ireland’s & Jones’ brigades) in parallel lines on old Collier Rd., its front 400 yds. Eastward. A reconnoissance in force, there was no deployment & being several hundred . . . — Map (db m41955) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-56 — Geary’s Three Bridges
July 19, 1864. Covered by the fire of Geary’s 12 guns [US] on the ridge N. of the cr., together with the musketry of a heavy skirmish line, the division pioneers hastily built a foot bridge with timbers previously prepared. Ireland’s Brigade . . . — Map (db m16516) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-88 — Gen. Cleburne's H’dq’rs.
On hill 200 yds. west stood the ante-bellum res. of Archibald Whitehead, headquarters of General Patrick R. Cleburne, [CS] July 10-18, 1864. After withdrawal of Johnston’s army to this side of the river, night of July 9, his forces were posted . . . — Map (db m50527) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-90 — Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs.
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 . . . — Map (db m50625) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-99B — Georgia Institute of Technology
Established by Act of the General Assembly Oct. 13, 1885; site selected Oct. 20, 1886. Administration Building erected, 1887. First session, Oct. 7, 1888. In July, August, 1864, this site was occupied by one of a series of forts connected by . . . — Map (db m15839) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-171 — Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
(Exterior sign): Downtown Atlanta’s oldest standing building. It was completed in April 1869 by Thomas Alexander, contractor and designed by Corput and Bass, architects. A 1935 fire destroyed the upper floors and cupola. The building . . . — Map (db m40521) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-107 — Grant Park
Named for Col. Lemuel P. Grant (1817-1893), pioneer railroad builder and public-spirited citizen of Atlanta, who donated to the city 87.5 of this area for a park May 17, 1883. An additional 44 acres acquired by purchase from Col. Grant, increased it . . . — Map (db m10235) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-54 — Green Bone Creek
A small tributary of Peachtree Creek, which rises near Pace’s Ferry Road & drains the valley between Arden, Dover, Howell Mill rds. & Moore’s Mill Road; a landmark of military operations in the Summer of 1864. July 19. Federal 14th A.C. troops . . . — Map (db m50501) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-26B — Habersham Memorial Hall
Joseph Habersham Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized February 12, 1900 at the Executive Mansion. Mrs. William Lawson Peel, first Regent and Mrs. Allen D. Candler, wife of the governor, were among the five . . . — Map (db m30510) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-30 — Hardee at Peachtree Creek
Troops of Gen. W.J. Hardee’s A.C. [CS] were posted in this sector, July 18, 1864, to guard the creek crossings when it was learned that Federal forces were moving toward Atlanta from Pace’s & Power’s Fys., Chattahoochee River. Wheeler’s Cav. . . . — Map (db m16426) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-71 — Hardee’s Attack
July 20, 1864. At 3:30 P.M., 3 divisions of Hardee’s A.C., [CS] Bate’s, Walker’s, & Maney’s, moved to the attack of Newton’s 4th A.C. div. [US] posted on the ridge 200 yards north of Collier Road. Bate, on the right of the corps, was just west of . . . — Map (db m16506) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-105 — Hardee's Night March
Failing to dislodge Federal forces N. of Atlanta at Peachtree Cr., July 20, Gen. Hood sent Hardee’s A.C. on a 15-mile night march S.E. to the rear of Federal troops in East Atlanta. Hardee began the march after dark, July 21, via Capitol Ave. & . . . — Map (db m10409) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-40A — Harrison’s Brigade
The 5 regts. of Col. Benjamin Harrison’s brigade of Ward’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] were N. of this ridge when the Confederate attack in this sector was made. The brigade was moved forward in support of Geary’s line & deployed astride Tanyard Branch - . . . — Map (db m16498) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-102 — Harrow’s Div., 15th A.C.
July 22, 1864. Harrow’s 4th div. (composed of Walcutt’s, Oliver’s & Williams’ brigades), 15th A.C. [US] occupied this sector between Leggett’s Hill & the Ga. R.R., which was the outer Confederate line until abandoned that morning. When . . . — Map (db m60559) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston
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Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta, Ga.Founded 1858
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Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Historic Fire Station No. 6
Fire Station No. 6 was one of seven fire stations built in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1890s to serve the city's bustling growth of suburban neighborhoods. One of the early means of transportation for the firemen was the horse-drawn hose wagon. . . . — Map (db m85814) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-2 — Historic Ground
Atlanta’s first City Hall stood here 1853-1883. Used jointly by Fulton county courts. During Atlanta’s occupation -- Sept. to Nov. 1864 -- the 2nd Mass. Regiment, [US] constituting the Provost Guard of Sherman’s army, camped in a park on . . . — Map (db m41848) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-111A — Historic Mt. GileadMethodist Church
One of the first churches in Fulton County, Mt Gilead was founded April 23, 1824, by Rev. John M. Smith (1789-1863) who is buried here. It was organized by Rev. William J. Parks. Many early settlers worshiped here and their descendants still live . . . — Map (db m44412) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-189 — Historic Owl Rock Church
Owl Rock Church was founded in 1828 by Richmond Barge and other members of the Mutual Rights faction that withdrew from the Mount Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is named for an eight foot natural rock closely resembling an owl which . . . — Map (db m14161) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-17 — Howard’s Corps at Nancy’s Creek
July 18, 1864. The 4th A.C., marching from Crossroads Church to Buckhead, encountered a spirited opposition by Confederate cavalry & artillery S. of Mt. Paran Rd. On reaching the creek Newton’s head of column found that the bridge had been burned & . . . — Map (db m27981) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-51 — Howell's Mills
A notable ante-bellum land-mark established 1852, by Judge Clark Howell (1811-1882). Two buildings -- grist and sash-sawmills -- which stood on the N. bank, and in the bend of, Peachtree Cr. 1000 ft. west of the present bridge. The old road crossed . . . — Map (db m23271) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-198 — Immaculate Conception Church
First Catholic Church in the Atlanta area and the oldest complete building standing in downtown Atlanta. The church was established in 1848. The first building, a frame structure, was erected here in 1851. Father Thomas O’Reilly, its pastor, . . . — Map (db m41835) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-8 — Isom's Ferry
Chattahoochee River, at mouth of Soap Cr., .75 mi. N.W., operated in the 1860`s by James Isom. Federal Army records cite it variously as Isham's Ford or Fy., Phillip's Fy., Cavalry Fd. The first of the Federal troops to pass the river was Cox`s . . . — Map (db m9583) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-197 — James J. Andrews
James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big . . . — Map (db m30504) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — John Brown Gordon1832 - 1904
A native of Upson County, Georgia, and a Major General, Confederate States Army, was one of General Lee's most trusted and outstanding officers. He brilliantly led his devoted men in every engagement in which the Army of Northern Virginia . . . — Map (db m64831) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — John Brown Gordon
John Brown Gordon, son of the Rev. Zachariah Herndon Gordon and Mrs. Malinda Cox Gordon, was born in Upson County Feb. 6, 1832. He attended a rural school in Walker County, Pleasant Green Academy in Lafayette, and the University of Georgia. He . . . — Map (db m86837) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-85 — Johnston’s Army Crossed the River
July 5-9, 1864. Johnston Army of Tenn. [CS] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack Cr. to one mile above Peachtree Cr. Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable, Johnston crossed his . . . — Map (db m21506) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Joseph Emerson Brown
War Governor of Georgia Patriot, Statesman, Christian Born April 15, 1821, Died November 30, 1894 Governor of Georgia Four Terms, 1857-1865 Chief Justice Supreme Court of Georgia, 1868-1870 United States Senator from Georgia, 1880-1891 . . . — Map (db m87457) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Julia Carlisle WithersBorn Aug. 17, 1842 • Died Oct. 29, 1919
Atlanta's First Baby — Map (db m64786) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-73 — King's Brigade
July 20, 1864. In Federal advances on Atlanta from the N.E., a gap was left between the 23d A.C. (on Briarcliff Rd.) and Newton’s Div., 4th A.C. on Peachtree Rd. S. of the creek. Two 4th A.C. divisions were shifted E. to occupy the gap. When both . . . — Map (db m23247) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-83 — Land Lot 104
The area E. (L. L. 104, 17th Dist.), long known as Collier’s Woods, was part of the ante-bellum plantation of George W. Collier (1813-1903). Clear Creek P.O. (1831-1839), probably in this land lot, was named for the stream flowing across it; old . . . — Map (db m16545) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-147 — Lick Skillet Road
A winding dirt road of the 1860’s which passed Ezra Ch. (S.E. cor. Mozley Park) & continued S.W. to Gordon Terrace, where it joined Gordon R. & ran westward to a cross-roads settlement called Lick Skillet, now known as Adamsville. The road, Mozley . . . — Map (db m36098) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-69 — Loring’s Hill
July 20, 1864. The high hill, within the forks of Tanyard Branch, was occupied by troops of Maj. Gen. W.W. Loring’s div. of Stewart’s A.C. [CS]. From this hill & a sector W. of it, Scott’s & Featherston's brigades, of Loring’s division, . . . — Map (db m29289) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-48 — Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A
Commanding Artillery Battalion attached to Alexander P. Stewart’s Corps [CS] - killed in action while supervising placement of two sections of Selden’s Ala. Battery, Lt. Chas. W. Lovelace, commanding, near the Embry House, July 20th, 1864, during . . . — Map (db m16505) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-93 — Manigault's Brigade
July 22, 1864. Manigault’s brigade, Brown’s div., Cheatham’s A.C. (CS) attacked this sector where Martin’s & Lightburn’s brigades were posted astride the Decatur rd. & the Ga. R.R. cut. Manigault’s troops broke the Federal line at the cut, thereby . . . — Map (db m10277) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-191 — Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell (November 8, 1900 - August 16, 1949) spent her girlhood and young ladyhood in the home of her father, which stood here. Her family had lived in Atlanta since the city’s earliest days. She was born and lived in Atlanta all her life. . . . — Map (db m40258) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Margaret Mitchell House
Completed in 1899 by Cornelius J. Sheehan, the Margaret Mitchell House was originally a single-family, Tudor Revival residence. In 1913, the house was relocated to the rear of the property and converted into a ten-unit apartment building, known as . . . — Map (db m40262) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Martha Lumpkin Compton
In this spot set apart by the city is buried Martha Lumpkin Compton August 25, 1827 - February 13, 1917 Wife of Thomas M. Compton Daughter of Governor Wilson Lumpkin and his wife Annis Hopson Lumpkin In honor of . . . — Map (db m64785) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [Photo 1 caption reads] King and daughter . . . — Map (db m64767) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-190 — Montgomery Cemetery
On the rise above this marker is the family cemetery of Major J. M. C Montgomery (1770-1842) probably the first white man to settle permanently in what is now Fulton County. A soldier in the War of 1812, Montgomery served under Lt. George R. Gilmer . . . — Map (db m21516) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-63 — Montgomery-DeFoor House Site
James McC. Montgomery (1770-1842), of Jackson Co., Ga., War of 1812 veteran, settled in this vicinity about 1821. He resided in a 2-story house just S. of where Moore’s Mill Rd. joins. Owning land, both sides of the river, he had a private . . . — Map (db m50528) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-62 — Montgomery's Ferry
James McC. Montgomery acquired 1000 acres in this vicinity about 1821. Owning land on both sides of the river, he had a private ferry until granted a State franchise, Dec. 25, 1837, signed by his friend, Gov. Geo. Gilmer. It was located where the . . . — Map (db m22092) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-64 — Moore's Mill
300 yds. downstream stood the structures of Moore’s Mill ~ a sash-sawmill &, lower down, a gristmill connected by a flume with the dam which impounded the waters of Peachtree and Woodall creeks: the ford was below the dam. Thomas Moore . . . — Map (db m35689) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Moses W. Formwalt
To the memory of Atlanta's First Mayor Moses W. Formwalt 1848 — Map (db m64815) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-167 — Mt. Gilead M. E. ChurchOrganized 1824
In 1864, the building at this location was a prominent landmark in the final phases of Federal military operations against Atlanta. Three Federal army corps marched this way enroute to Red Oak and Jonesboro; 4th and 14th of the Army of Cumberland . . . — Map (db m19896) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-123 — Mt. Zion Methodist Church
On September 29, 1957, Mount Zion Methodist Church, one of the first churches in this area, celebrated its 141st anniversary. Services were held first in a log structure, built for a schoolhouse. Tombstones in the cemetery bear dates from 1796; . . . — Map (db m17787) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Neighborhood Pride514 Auburn Avenue
Aromas of newly mown grass and fresh paint drifted along Auburn Avenue as residents trimmed their lawns and hedges and painted their houses and fences. The neighborhood buzzed with activity as other residents tended their flower gardens, shrubs, . . . — Map (db m73178) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-70 — Newton’s Division
July 20, 1864. Gen. John Newton’s div., Howard’s 4th A.C., marching S. from Buckhead, relieved T. J. Wood’s div., this side of Peachtree Cr., & moved to this ridge where two brigades were deployed: Kimball’s W. of, & Blake’s E. of, Peachtree Rd. -- . . . — Map (db m29417) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-44 — O’Neal’s Brigade
O’Neal’s (formerly Cantey’s) brigade, Walthall’s div. [CS] began its assault abreast & on the rt. of Reynolds’. It struck the rt. of Geary’s 20th A.C. div. [US] posted on Collier Rd., forcing Geary to refuse Candy’s brigade (in part) together with . . . — Map (db m41956) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-45 — O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine
July 20, 1864. Not until O’Neal’s Alabama & Mississippi troops [CS] plunged down the wooded slope from Collier Rd., did the formation of Geary’s [US] refused line & the re-entrant angle created thereby, become apparent to them. Geary’s right . . . — Map (db m29414) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-7 — Oakland Cemetery
In 1850 the City of Atlanta established a public cemetery on this ridge overlooking downtown. Originally known as Atlanta or City Cemetery, the name Oakland was adopted in 1872 because of its many oaks. It was the principal burial ground for Atlanta . . . — Map (db m10148) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-20 — Old Cheshire Bridge Road
In 1864 the Old Cheshire Bridge Rd., leading E. from Buckhead generally on the trace of the present E. Pace’s Fy. Rd., crossed this area & ran S.E. to N. Fork Peachtree Cr. & beyond. Howard’s 4th A.C. [US], marching from Power’s Ferry, . . . — Map (db m53481) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-84 — Old Montgomery Fy. Rd.
A section of the old Montgomery Ferry Road ran N.W. from Geo. W. Collier’s house (Land Lot 104) & crossed Peachtree Road (below Palisades). This point, on the old rd. is S.W. of the site of the war-time house of Andrew J. Collier which stood until . . . — Map (db m16517) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-49 — Old Mt. Zion Church
In 1864, Mt. Zion Baptist Church stood on the site of the North Side Park Baptist Church. July 20. The skirmish line of Walthall’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] was astride Howell Mill Rd., just N. of the church. When Reynolds’ & O’Neal’s . . . — Map (db m29827) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-127 — Old Pace’s Ferry Road
This is the original trace of the Pace’s Ferry Road which ran from Decatur, via Buckhead, to Pace’s Ferry on the Chattahoochee River, about 50 feet upstream from the present bridge. While the date of its establishment is unknown, on May 5, 1834, . . . — Map (db m10855) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-78 — Old Williams Mill Rd.
The old Williams Mill Rd. crossed the Fulton-DeKalb Co. line here; it was identical with Briarcliff to this point where it continued S.W., crossing Highland at North Avenue. July 20, 1864. The Fed. 23d A.C., having camped on the Paden . . . — Map (db m28959) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-42 — On Geary's Front
In 1864, Collier Rd. topped the ridge N. Descending the slope E. it crossed the branch below the dam at Collier’s Mill. Geary’s left – Candy’s brigade & Aleshire’s batteries [US] - were aligned along the old road facing south. The 33d N.J. . . . — Map (db m16532) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Original Gas Street Light
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Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Our Confederate Dead
[Title is the text] — Map (db m64822) WM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-50 — Outer Defense Line
News of Federal crossings of the Chattahoochee July 17, 1864 prompted the building of a defense line N & E of Atlanta, by the forces of Gen. Hood, C.S.A., who assumed command July 18. The E.-W. line crossed Howell Mill Rd. here. Gen. A.P. Stewart’s . . . — Map (db m17767) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Paces Ferry United Methodist ChurchEstablished 1877
On 29 September 1877 William Brown donated one acre of land at the intersection of Paces Ferry and Mount Paran Roads for the purpose of establishing and building a church. Pleasant Hill Methodist Church was first served by circuit rider ministers, . . . — Map (db m41951) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-24B — Palmer’s & Hooker’s A.C. Cross the Chattahoochee
July 17. 1864. Wood’s 4th A.C. div. moved S. to this point from Power’s Fy. (3 mi. N.) to cover the crossing of Palmer’s 14th A.C. Hooker’s 20th, followed the 14th on the 2 pontoon bridges at the site of old Pace’s Ferry, a short distance above the . . . — Map (db m21495) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ponce de Leon Ball Park1908 – 1966
Here on these grounds at Ponce de Leon Ball Park, The Atlanta Crackers and the Atlanta Black Crackers began a tradition of baseball championship and athletic excellence which set the high standard for the baseball we enjoy in Atlanta . . . — Map (db m47795) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady
Pastor, Americus Baptist Church, 1853-1860 First Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1860-1867 LaGrange Baptist Church, 1867-1871 Senoia General Agent, Mercer Univ., 1871-1873 Pastor, Third Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1879 Editor, Cherokee . . . — Map (db m64834) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-52 — Reynold’s Brigade
Federal 14th A.C. advancing from Pace’s Fy. (largely on Howell Mill Rd.) were stubbornly resisted by Wheeler’s vastly outnumbered cavalry. Reynold’s Arkansans, Walthall’s div. Stewart’s A.C., were posted N. of the creek, July 14, to support . . . — Map (db m23270) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-46 — Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine
July 20, 1864. Four regiments of Reynolds’ Arkansas brigade, Walthall’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] having deployed abreast at old Mt. Zion Ch., moved in a right oblique across Howell Mill & Collier rds. into the wooded ravine. The assault fell upon . . . — Map (db m16515) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 60-1 — Rhodes Hall - Le Reve
Atlanta philanthropist and businessman Amos Giles Rhodes built Le Reve (The Dream) on his 114-acre estate in 1904. Designed by Atlanta architect Willis F. Denny II, the house is constructed of Stone Mountain granite and is distinguished by its early . . . — Map (db m16350) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Roosevelt High School
[Text on Top Marker]: Roosevelt High School September 1947 - June 1985 _______________ "Roosevelt We Hail Thee, Our Great Alma Mater" ________________ Dedicated By Alumni, Faculty and friends 2002 . . . — Map (db m64288) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-106 — Route of Stewart's Corps from Atlanta
Gen. Alex. P. Stewart’s A.C. & the Ga. Militia remained in Atlanta after Hardee’s & S.D. Lee’s corps (CS) were shifted to Jonesboro Aug. 30, 1864. With Hardee’s defeat at that place Aug. 31, Atlanta was abandoned, night of Sept. 1. Stewart’s A.C. & . . . — Map (db m10410) HM

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