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Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston

 
 
Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
1. Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker
Inscription.  Where on July 18, 1864, the transfer of the command of the Army of Tennessee was made to General John B. Hood.

(On Separate Plaques:)

Atlanta Chapter

Restored by Atlanta Paper Co. 1955
Restored by Mead Containerboard 1996
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
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, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1775.
 
Location. 33° 47.017′ N, 84° 25.086′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on West Marietta Street, 0.1 miles west of Joseph E. Lowry Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. The marker stands in front of the Mead Paper Company plant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 West Marietta Street, 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. Surrender of Atlanta (approx. 0.8 miles away); Loring’s Hill
Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
2. Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker
The Mead Paper Company Plant is in the background.
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(approx. one mile away); Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. (approx. one mile away); Davis' Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Outer Defense Line (approx. 1.2 miles away); French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank (approx. 1.4 miles away); Theodore “Tiger” Flowers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fire Station No. 16 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
3. Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker
The Mead Paper Company Plant is in the background.
Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
4. Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker
West Marietta Street is in the background.
Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
5. Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston Marker
The monument originally had 55 Confederate cannonballs. It now has 54 (and apparently someone has a souvenir).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022