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Stanley's Sector

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
1. Stanley's Sector Marker
Inscription. N.E. of this point (near Highland School) was the intrenched line held by Federal forces in the siege of Atlanta, July 22-Aug. 25, 1864.

This was the extreme left of Howard’s 4th A.C.; its right flank rested at Tanyard Branch in Land Lot 107, 17th Dist., north of Grant Field.

From E. to W. were Stanley’s, Wood’s & Newton’s divisions. Stanley’s left joined the rt. of the 23d A.C. near the Augustus Hurt house where a signal station was located. The 4th A.C. continued to occupy the same line throughout siege operations after which, under Stanley’s command, it was shifted around the W. side of Atlanta in the move on Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-81.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.167′ N, 84° 21.4′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Ralph McGill Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Linwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sightless Among Miracles (approx.
Stanley's Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
2. Stanley's Sector Marker
Looking northwest on Linwood Avenue (on the right)
0.2 miles away); The Battles for Atlanta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus Hurt Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus Hurt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); Old Williams Mill Rd. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ponce de Leon Ball Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stanley's Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
3. Stanley's Sector Marker
The marker stands on a small hill adjacent to a walking path (part of the PATH network of trails). Linwood Avenue is to the right.
Stanley's Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
4. Stanley's Sector Marker
Looking east from the marker at the intersection: Linwood Avenue runs north-south in the foreground; Ralph McGill Boulevard runs east in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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