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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Battles for Atlanta

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 15, 2010
1. The Battles for Atlanta Marker
Inscription. Between July and Sept. 1864, during the American Civil War, U.S. and Confederate armies struggled for control of Atlanta, the major manufacturing center and railroad hub of the Deep South. Four inconclusive battles occurred inside the present day I-285 Perimeter: Peachtree Creek (July 20), Atlanta (July 22, fought in part in the area of this marker), Ezra Church (July 28); and Utoy Creek (August 6). Unwilling to attack the city’s strong defenses, U.S. forces swept west and then south and at Jonesboro (August 31 – Sept. 1) cut the last railroad supplying Atlanta, forcing the Confederates to abandon the city. The fall of Atlanta on Sept. 2, 1864, assured the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and the final defeat of the Confederacy.

Erected for the Civil War 150 Commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development
 
Erected 2010 by Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. (Marker Number 51-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.017′ N, 84° 21.317′ 
The Battles for Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2010
2. The Battles for Atlanta Marker
The marker prior to its dedication on October 22, 2010.
W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Carter Center South Parking Lot 0 miles north of Freedom Parkway Eastbound (Connector Georgia Route 42 Connector Road). Touch for map. The marker is located at the edge of the Carter Center parking lot, off eastbound Freedom Parkway, near the walkway to the Carter Center. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustus Hurt Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus Hurt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sightless Among Miracles (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stanley's Sector (approx. 0.2 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); The DeGress Battery (approx. half a mile away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The marker is numbered in error (51 would be Effingham County); it seems likely the number should be 60-8.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battles for Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
3. The Battles for Atlanta Marker
The marker after its dedication
The Battles for Atlanta Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 22, 2010
4. The Battles for Atlanta Marker
The marker after its dedication on October 22, 2010; left to right are Barry Brown, author of Crossroads of Conflict, A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia, Dr. W Todd Groce, President/CEO, Georgia Historical Society, Charlie Crawford, Georgia Battlefields Association, and Heidi Green, Director, Georgia Dept. of Economic Development.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on October 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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