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Loring’s Hill

 
 
Loring’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. Loring’s Hill Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. The high hill, within the forks of Tanyard Branch, was occupied by troops of Maj. Gen. W.W. Loring’s div. of Stewart’s A.C. [CS].

From this hill & a sector W. of it, Scott’s & Featherston's brigades, of Loring’s division, advanced N.E. to attack the Federal 20th A.C. astride Tanyard Branch at Collier Mill. Featherston's route was identical with the present Seaboard R.R.; Scott’s, at the left, on the rolling & wooded terrain west of it.

This position is on Atlanta’s outer defense line, which extended from Casey’s Hill (near the river) 5.75 mi. eastward to Highland Ave. & southward 3 mi. to Leggett’s Hill, East Atlanta.
 
Erected 1991 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-69.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.65′ N, 84° 24.367′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Trabert Avenue 0.1 miles east of Northside Drive (U.S. 41), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 563 Trabert Avenue, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. Loring’s Hill Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Outer Defense Line (approx. ¾ mile away); 33d N.J. State Flag (approx. 0.9 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. one mile away); Confederate Army Command Changed (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Loring’s Hill. These skirmishes were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Loring’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
3. Loring’s Hill Marker
Looking east on Trabert Avenue toward Tanyard Branch (now buried underground)
Loring’s Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
4. Loring’s Hill Marker
Looking west on Trabert Avenue toward Northside Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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