Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Seige of Atlanta
Following these sanguinary Battle of July 22, 1864, enemy entrenched himself to the east and south of Atlanta. Then began the long and fearful seige which, lasting for six weeks, was veritably a reign of terror. From batteries planted upon the neighboring hills, a fire of heavy artillery with open. Shells were thrown into the city were helpless women and children were exposed to this leaden hell of the Inferno.
But, with a heroism worthy of Sparta, the inhabitants stood the supreme test. According to General Hood: "The bombardment of the city continued until 25 August. It was painful yet strange to mark how expert grew the old man, women and children in building their little underground fort, into which to fly for safety during the storm of shell and shot. Often, mid the darkness of night, where they constrained to seek refuge in those dungeons beneath the earth. Albeit, I cannot recall one word from their lips expressive of dissatisfaction or willingness to surrender."
Erected 1920 by Atlanta Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Location. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta GA 30334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Evacuation of Atlanta (here, next to this marker); Thomas E. Watson (a few steps from this marker); Transfer of Command (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Atlanta (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Emerson Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown Gordon (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Additional keywords. Siege of Atlanta
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.