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

The Extended Line

 
 
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. The Extended Line Marker
Inscription.  The Federals, having lifted siege operations N. & W. of Atlanta Aug. 25, moved on the A. & W.P. R.R. below East Point & by the 29th began its destruction. In an effort to protect the M. & W. (Central of Ga.) R.R., Hardee’s A.C. [CS] hastily built & occupied, Aug 30, a line extending from East Point to Morrow’s & Thames' mills.

Here the line ran E. to the R.R. near Rough & Ready where Hardee’s command post was alerted to observe Federal movements on Jonesboro.

This extended line, occupied but a day, was abandoned that night by Hardee’s three divisions -- Maney’s, Cleburne’s & Brown’s -- & with S.D. Lee’s A.C. from Atlanta, they marched to Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 031-7B.)
 
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 date for this entry is August 25, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 36.45′ N, 84° 24.217′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Georgia, in Clayton County. Marker is
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. The Extended Line Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 85 toward Atlanta
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on Georgia Route 85, 0 miles north of West Lee's Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5375 Highway 85, 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. Site: The Mann House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Baird’s Div., 14th A.C. (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site: Marcus Long House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Couch House (approx. 2 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rough and Ready Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Extended Line. The marker originally stood on West Lee's Mill Road west of Georgia Highway 85, in an area where dirt was taken to construct the Atlanta Airport's fifth runway.
 
The Extended Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. The Extended Line Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 85 toward Riverdale
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022