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Federal Signal Station

 
 
Federal Signal Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
1. Federal Signal Station Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. When 15th A.C. troops moved W. from line (at Candler St.) to the vacated Confederate line at the Troup Hurt house (at DeGress Ave.), a signal station was established by Lt. Samuel Edge in a tall pine near this site commanding a view of fortified Atlanta.

Lt. Edge reported the advance of Confederate forces astride the R.R. and when the 15th A.C. line was broken, he abandoned the station- returning to it after the line was restored. Near this site, in 1885, the battlefield was studied from a tower erected by the artists who created the Cyclorama; this established the viewing point of the big picture.
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 060-99A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.602′ N, 84° 20.989′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Dekalb Avenue and Moreland Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Dekalb Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is on DeKalb Avenue where it crosses Moreland Avenue and cannot be seen from Moreland Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Federal Signal Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Federal Signal Station Marker
Located behind the chain link fence of the automobile repair yard.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Troup Hurt House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 15th Corps Sector (approx. 0.2 miles away); Restoring the Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. ľ mile away); Loganís 15th A.C. Line (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located behind the chain link fence of the automobile repair yard located on the north side of DeKalb Avenue just prior to the Moreland Avenue overpass.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from Marker towards Candler Street image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
3. View from Marker towards Candler Street
View from Marker towards DeGress Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
4. View from Marker towards DeGress Avenue
Also, the site of the Pope house and the Troup Hurt House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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