Atlanta in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The March to the Sea
Erected 2014 by Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Battlefields Association. (Marker Number 60-13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. 33° 46.238′ N, 84° 20.926′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Located in Freedom Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Williams Mill Rd. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battles for Atlanta (approx. half a mile away); Stanley's Sector (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Hurt Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Hurt House (approx. half a mile away); Alpha Delta Pi (approx. half a mile away); Sightless Among Miracles (approx. half a mile away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. This marker was moved in 2015 from 33° 46.017′ N, 84° 21.317′ W, at the parking lot of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum near the location of the Augustus Hurt plantation (441 Freedom Pkwy NE near Albion Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307). This former location was in Fulton County.
1. Atlanta Residences Burned by Sherman
There are many historians who dispute a number of the statements on the marker and use of the word "myth." Sherman's army not only burned a number
Franklin Garrett's three-volume Atlanta and its Environs on pages 655-658 of Volume I includes a list of a number of specific residences burned, naming the owner and location. He also quotes General W.P. Howard's report to Governor Joseph E. Brown. One statement from the report: "By the failure of the fire fiends to perform the task assigned to them of destroying private dwellings, nearly one out of three escaped, while the whole of the real estate of the city fully five-sixths in values have been laid in ashes."
Franklin Garrett (1906-2000) was the official Atlanta City Historian.
— Submitted October 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Christian Belena of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2017, by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Christian Belena of Atlanta, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2017, by Jay Sandhaus of Atlanta, Georgia. 4. submitted on October 17, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.