Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Surrender of Atlanta
September 2, 1864
At this point it met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens and property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com’d’g 20th A. C., received the surrender.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-126.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 46.566′ N, 84° 24.438′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Marietta Street NW and Northside Drive NW (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south on Marietta Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Institute of Technology (approx. ¾ mile away); Confederate Army Command Changed (was approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Headquarters of General Joseph E. Johnston (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gen. Stewart’s H'dq'rs. (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Academy of Medicine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Theodore “Tiger” Flowers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Baltimore Block (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. The marker was originally installed at the northwest corner of the intersection. After it was knocked down by a bus, newspaper stories and local interest caused a developer to re-erect it in front of a new condominium building on the southwest corner.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.