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This Line of Breastworks

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. This line of breastworks Marker
Inscription.  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 construction of which was designed and supervised by Capt. Lemuel P. Grant. Who, in 1883 donated the original 100 acres of this area for a city park.
 
Erected 1938 by Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 43.878′ N, 84° 22.129′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. This marker is located in Grant Park near the surving Redoubts of Fort Walker and the playground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Walker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grant Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roosevelt High School
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By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. This line of breastworks Marker
Note the surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker and the missing cannon on the top of the marker.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); To Robert Burns (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hanging of Andrews Raiders (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been damaged. The cannon that was affixed to the top of the marker is missing.

In late 2014, the monument was rededicated with a replacement granite cannon and a new plaque given by the Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
This Line of Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 7, 2008
3. This Line of Breastworks Marker
Surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
4. Surviving Redoubt of Fort Walker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,431 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of replacement cannon and new plaque. • Can you help?
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