Historic Markers Across Georgia

Surrender of Atlanta September 2, 1864

Marker ID: GHM 060-126
Location: Northside Dr and Marietta St
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.566    W 084° 24.438
  33.7761    -84.4073
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2B86
Surrender of Atlanta September 2, 1864  Marker  


Gen. Hood, in person, with Stewart´s A.C. and the Georgia Militia abandoned the city, Sept. 1, as a result of Hardee´s defeat at Jonesboro August 31, and marched S. to Lovejoy´s Station. Federal forces at Chattahoochee River Crossings since Aug. 25, suspecting the evacuation of the city on hearing loud explosions, sent forward a reconnaissance to investigate.

At this point it met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens and property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com´d´g 20th A. C., received the surrender.

GHM 060-126 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1982