Atlanta in Clayton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Aug. 31, 1864. Troops of the Federal 23rd & 4th A. C., marching east from Red Oak, passed this house enroute to the Macon & Western (now the C. of Ga. R. R.) which was seized at points above & below Quick Station (Forest Park). This move severed the last of the railroads entering Atlanta & forced Gen. Hood [CS] to abandon the city -- night of Sept. 1st. The seizure of the R. R. was coincident with the first of the two battles in Hardee’s [CS] defense of Jonesboro.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1929.
Location. 33° 36.933′ N, 84° 24.217′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Clayton Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30349, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Extended Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site: The Mann House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rough and Ready Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 8, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.