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Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta

 
 
Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, August 26, 2007
1. Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta Marker
Inscription. In 1856 James E. Williams (Mayor of Atlanta 1866-1868), built a residence atop this high ground which later became a part of Oakland Cemetery. From the second story of the house, Gen. John B. Hood, in command of Confederate forces, & members of his staff, watched that part of the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, where Brown’s & Clayton’s divs., Cheathams’s A.C. (CS) moved eastward astride the Ga. R.R. to the assault on the Federal 15th A.C. line also astride the R.R. – at DeGress Ave., 1 ¼ mi. distant. A notable landmark of this area – the Rolling Mill – stood on the site of the cotton mill
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-109.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.951′ N, 84° 22.351′ W. Marker is in Altanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling east on Oakland Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located near the center of Oakland Cemetery, on the north side of the visitor's center or Bell Tower, which was built in 1899 as a cemetery office, chapel,
Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta Marker
The old Williams residence is in the background.
receiving vault, and sexton's apartment. The Williams residence no longer exists. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Daniel Cornelius O'Keefe (within shouting distance of this marker); "Out in the Rain" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses W. Formwalt (about 300 feet away); Dr. Charles d'Alvigny (about 400 feet away); Dr. Noel d'Alvigny (about 400 feet away); Clement Anselm Evans (about 400 feet away); Alfred Iverson, Jr. (about 400 feet away); John Brown Gordon (about 400 feet away).
 
Regarding Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta. The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill is not the same as the rolling mill mentioned in the marker text. The cotton mill occupies the same piece of land as the former rolling mill, but is a different building and manufactured different products.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
The Cotton Mill image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
3. The Cotton Mill
The view of the top of the Cotton Mill mentioned in the Marker
The old Williams residence image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
4. The old Williams residence
The view of current downtown Atlanta from Oakland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
5. The view of current downtown Atlanta from Oakland Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,810 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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