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The Siege Lifted



Marker ID: GHM 060-163
Location: Martin Luther King Dr near Larchwood Road, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.010    W 084° 27.381
  33.750166    -84.45635
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D2H
The Siege Lifted  Marker  



Text:

On Aug. 26th, 1864, after 35 days of futile siege operations, the Federals withdrew from their lines North and West of Atlanta, and a wide flanking march, moved against the two railroads entering the city from the southwest. The 15th, 16th and 17th corp. Army of the Tenn., began their march on the old Lick Skillet Road. Their objectives were the West Point RR. at Shadnor Ch. and Fairburn and Macon RR. (now the Central of Georgia), at Jonesboro. The 4th , (from N. of the city), the 14th and 23rd ( from upper Utoy Creek valley), followed other routes. The 20th withdrew to Chattahoochee River crossing to guard communications.

GHM 060- 163 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1958



 

 

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