Historic Markers Across Georgia

Confederate Intrenchments: 1864

Marker ID: GHM 060-161
Location: Adams Park (off end of Mill Acres Dr), Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 42.621    W 084° 27.858
  33.71035    -84.4643
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Confederate Intrenchments: 1864  Marker
Photo by Mrs. Sarahlyn Davies Bennett


This line of earthworks in Adams Park is one of the few remaining sections of the exterior portion of Atlanta´s defenses designed 5 a barrier to Federal attempts to cut the two railroads that enter the city from the S.W.

Built about Aug. 1 it joined the main line of city fortifications at W. Fair & Ashby Sts., from which it ran SW. to East Point later prolonged to Thames´ Mill in Clayton County.

Manned by troops of Hardee´s and S.D. Lee´s corps, it with-stood all Federal attempts to seize it and was abandoned only when the Federals cut the railroads at Fairburn and Jonesboro.


Confederate Intrenchments: 1864
Photo by Mrs. Sarahlyn Davies Bennett