Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mt. Gilead M. E. Church
Three Federal army corps marched this way enroute to Red Oak and Jonesboro; 4th and 14th of the Army of Cumberland and 23d of the Army of Ohio--August 27, 28, and 29.
These composed the left wing in this southward march; the right wing. Army of the Tenn.. moved by roads west of here. The seizure of the two railroads below Atlanta at Red Oak and Jonesboro, forced the evacuation of the city which had been besieged since July 22
Erected 2006 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 060-167.)
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 year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 33° 40.111′ N, 84° 30.945′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Fairburn Road SW north of Redwine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this markerHistoric Mt. Gilead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 3.9 miles away); Site: Old Red Oak P.O. 1864 (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 4.1 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Historic Owl Rock Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
1. Mt Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church
Mt. Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church was reported to have been used as a US Military Hospital to treat the wounded involved in heavy skirmishing with Confederate MAJ GEN Jackson's Cavalry at the Readwine Plantation 1 mile East of the Church during the movements against the Railroads on 25-27 August 1864. Major General Schofield and the XXIII Army Corps as well as the Major General Stanley Commanding IV Corps and Major General Johnson commanding the XIV Corps were also located here on the movements against Shadner Church (Union City) and Jonesboro.
— Submitted May 24, 2011, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.