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

Noon Under the Trees

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
1. Noon Under the Trees Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864. Gen. McPerson & staff spent the forenoon in conference at Sherman's headquarters & inspecting Army of the Tenn. lines. Noon found them in an oak grove just S. of the R.R. where they were joined at luncheon by Logan & Blair, each with his staff. While here, McPherson wrote & dispatched an order to Dodge regarding the destruction of the Ga. R.R. This pleasant respite of discussion & cigars was broken by volley firing to the S.E. The battle of Atlanta had begun.

All mounted & rode away. McPherson, sending most of his staff on various missions, galloped towards the sound of the guns.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-39.)
 
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° 45.712′ N, 84° 20.479′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Dekalb Avenue NE and Oakdale Road NE, on the right
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By Felch Dumas, June 19, 2008
2. Noon Under the Trees Marker
when traveling west on Dekalb Avenue NE. Located near a parking area for Iverson Park, near the Edgwood/Center Park Station for MARTA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan’s 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 0.3 miles away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Signal Station (approx. half a mile away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.7 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Atlanta. Article from About North Georgia. (Submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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