Historic Markers Across Georgia



Logan's 15th A.C. Line



Marker ID: GHM 044-40
Location: DeKalb Avenue between Candler and Ferguson Streets
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 45.658    W 084° 20.707
  33.760966    -84.34511
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1XF2
Logan's 15th A.C. Line Marker  



Text:

July 20, 1864. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan´s A.C. having camped at Decatur, moved toward Atlanta on this rd. M.L. Smith´s (2d) div. was in advance; Woods´ (1st) & Harrow´s (4th), in reserve. At this point, 2.75 mi. from center of Atlanta, Smith´s intrenched line crossed both highway & R.R. July 21. Harrow extended the line S. to connect with the 17th A.C.; Woods prolonged it N. to join the 16th A.C. That night the outer Confederate line which crossed this rd. at DeGress Ave. (.5 mi. W.), was evacuated.

July 22. Logan´s troops moved up & reversed the abandoned line where they were attacked that afternoon by Cheatham´s corps [CS].

GHM 044-40 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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