Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Siege Lifted
The 15th, 16th, & 17th corps, Army of the Tenn., began their march on the old Lick Skillet Road. Their objectives were the West Point R.R. at Shadnor Ch. & Fairburn & the Macon R.R. (now the Central of Georgia), at Jonesboro.
The 4th (from N. of the city), the 14th & 23d (from upper Utoy Creek valley) followed other routes. The 20th withdrew to Chattahoochie River crossings to guard communications.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-163.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 45.031′ N, 84° 26.807′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Former Gordon Road) (Georgia Route 139) 0 miles east of Larchwood Road SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Along Martin Luther King Jr Drive; outside the Northern fence of Westview Cemetery, SW Atlanta, Georgia. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lick Skillet Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Ezra Ch. (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (about 600 feet away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Federal Salient (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. Marker was written and submitted by Mr. Wilbur Kurtz, Historian and Artist and member of the Atlanta Historical Society in preparation for the Civil War Centennial
Regarding The Siege Lifted. Sherman's Flanking Movement of Atlanta
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Additional keywords. Union Army Flanking Movement August 26-30, 1864
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. 2. submitted on September 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.