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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

French's Line

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
1. French's Line Marker
Inscription.  July 9, 1864. Confederate forces withdrew to this side of the river near the state R.R. bridge. General S.G. French’s div. (Stewart’s A.C.) was posted above & below the bridge as a rear guard of Johnston’s Army of Tennessee.

July 18. French’s div. occupied the left sector of Atlanta’s outer defense line -- from the Old Marietta Rd. at Casey’s Hill to DeFoors Fy. Rd. This line extended E. to Highland Ave. & was S. of & parallel to Peachtree Creek.

This marker is at the point where French’s entrenchments crossed Woodall Creek. Casey’s Hill is .9 mi. W.; Chattahoochee Ave. is a postwar road to the river at Bolton.
 
Erected 1988 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-67.)
 
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.
 
Location. 33° 48.192′ N, 84° 25.925′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Chattahoochee Avenue
French's Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
2. French's Line Marker
Looking south on Chattahoochee Avenue from Carroll Drive
SW and Carroll Drive NW, on the right when traveling south on Chattahoochee Avenue SW. 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. French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Atlanta's Outer Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Casey's Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Outer Defense Line (approx. one mile away); The Hiram Embry Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Mt. Zion Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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