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French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
1. French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank Marker
Inscription. July 20. 1864. The right of Gen. S. F. French’s div. of Stewart’s A. C. [CS] rested on DeFoor's Fy. Rd. -- the left, being at Casey’s Hill 1.5 miles W., during the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

While Walthall’s & Loring’s divs. attacked the Federal 20th A. C. at Collier Rd., French’s 3 brigades were on Walthall’s left, & by demonstrations in force engaged the attention of the 14th A. C. [US], thereby preventing its unlimited participation in the battle.

The high knoll west of here (at Davis’ Circle), topped by a formidable redoubt, was a part of French’s entrenched line.
 
Erected 1984 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-68.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.219′ N, 84° 25.294′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Davis Circle 0 miles west of Defoor Avenue NW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outer Defense Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); French's Line (approx. 0.6 miles
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By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
2. French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank Marker
away); The Hiram Embry Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Mt. Zion Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.7 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 8, 2009
3. French’s Division Hood’s Left Flank Marker
Looking east on Davis Circle, toward DeFoor Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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