Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy
of the Old Guard
and Atlanta Chapter U.D.C.
A.D. 1919 in memory of
Andrew J. West.
Captain C.S.A.-General U.C.V.
The damage at the base of
this lamp post was caused
by a shell during The War
Between the States,
Battle of Atlanta
July 22nd 1864.
The Eternal Flame
Of The Confederacy
Lighted during the
"Gone With The Wind" festivities
December 14, 1939,
Old Guard Battalion
of the Gate City Guard.
Erected 1939 by Old Guard Battalion.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1864.
Location. 33° 45.141′ N, 84° 23.391′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Located within Underground Atlanta at the entrance to the Five points MARTA station. If entering from Central Ave. entrance follow the MARTA Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Zero Mile Post (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (about 400 feet away); The Burning and Destruction of Atlanta (about 500 feet away); Fulton County (about 600 feet away); Immaculate Conception Church (about 600 feet away); Historic Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Brown Gordon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . The Eternal Flame Of The Confederacy. The Atlanta Time Machine website (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,282 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. 3. submitted on May 8, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.