Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Prior to & during the 1860s, the road from Atlanta crossed this hill & via Montgomery’s Ferry, ran to Marietta in Cobb County.
Confederate forces crossed the river near the R.R. bridge, July 9-10, 1864, & camped on the left bank until the 18th when most of them shifted toward Atlanta on the old Marietta Rd. Enroute, they learned that Gen. Johnson [CS] had been relieved of the command & Gen. Hood had been appointed his successor.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-86.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 33° 48.602′ N, 84° 26.781′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Old Marietta Road NW, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, 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. Atlanta's Outer Line (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); French's Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johnston’s Army Crossed the River (approx. 1.1 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle at Moore’s Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Standing Peach Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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