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Sector of Siege Line

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, August 14, 2008
1. Sector of Siege Line Marker
Inscription.  55yds. S.E. an intrenched line of field works crossed this block extending S.W. to 7th St., where it turned N.W. to Juniper at 11th St.

This was a sector of the Federal siege line occupied by troops of Brig. Gen. T.J. Wood’s 3d div of Howard’s (later Stanley’s) 4th Corps, from July 22 to August 25, 1864 – these dates representing the period of siege operations.

Lt. Ambrose G. Bierce, topographical officer of Hazen’s brigade, Wood’s div., was later known as an author of stories relating to his experiences in the Federal Army – perhaps the only instance of literary attainment deriving therefrom in the campaign for Atlanta.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-82.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1864.
 
Location. 33° 46.757′ N, 84° 22.68′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on 8th Street 0.1 miles from
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By Felch Dumas, August 14, 2008
2. Sector of Siege Line Marker
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Argonne Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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 walking distance of this marker. Margaret Mitchell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); David and Frances Cotting (approx. 0.4 miles away); Booker T. Washington (approx. half a mile away); James J. Andrews (approx. half a mile away); Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (approx. half a mile away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. half a mile away); Academy of Medicine (approx. half a mile away); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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