Historic Markers Across Georgia



Added Exterior Line July-August 1864



Marker ID: GHM 060-131
Location: Ashby St at West Fair St,
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.909    W 084° 25.0488
  33.748483    -84.41748
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

From a bastion (at W. Fair & Ashby Sts.) of the city fortifications, an intrenched line of earth- works was added which ran S.W. to and below East Point. This line, W. of and parallel to the West Point and Macon railroads (entering the city from the S. W.), was designed to resist Federal attempts to seize them.

From July 28 to Aug. 25, progressive approaches to, and continuous bombardment of, the city having failed, the Federals seized the railroads at Fairburn & Jonesboro, thereby forcing the evacuation of Atlanta, which was surrendered by Mayor J. M. Calhoun on Sept. 2.

GHM 060-131 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1987



 

 

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