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Restoring the Line

 
 
Restoring the Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
1. Restoring the Line Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. After Cheathamís troops (CS) broke the Federal 15th A.C. line at the R.R. cut and the Hurt house (DeGress Ave.), Mersyís 16th A.C. brigade was brought up from the battlefield 1 mile S. of the R.R. to assist in restoring it.

Lightburn and Martin were deployed on and south of the R.R.; Mersyís brigade north of it (near this point), with Woodís two brigades aligned on his right, facing the left flank of the Confederate forces in the captured sector.

In a concerted assault, the five brigades (US) advanced and recovered the line, together with the four guns of the DeGress battery. This stirring action is pictured in the Cyclorama
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.664′ N, 84° 20.803′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Elmira Place, on the right when traveling west on DeKalb Avenue. Touch for map. 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. Loganís 15th A.C. Line (about
Restoring the Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Restoring the Line Marker
This view is towards the Federal Signal Tower and DeGress Battery Markers, as well as the sites of the Troup Hurt and Pope Houses.
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 15th Corps Sector (approx. 0.4 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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