Historic Markers Across Georgia

Mt. Gilead M.E. Church Organized 1824

Marker ID: GHM 060-167
Location: At the Mt. Gilead church on Fairburn Rd north of Redwine Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 40.109    W 084° 30.943
  33.668483    -84.51571
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM45BG
Mt. Gilead M.E. Church Organized 1824  Marker  


In 1864, the building at this location was a prominent landmark in the final phases of Federal military operations against Atlanta. Three Federal army corps marched this way enroute to Red Oak and Jonesboro; 4th and 14th of the Army of the Cumberland and 23d of the Army of the Ohio -- August 27, 28, and 29.

These composed the left wing in this southward march; the right wing, Army of the Tenn., moved by roads west of here. The seizure of the two railroads below Atlanta at Red Oak and Jonesboro, forced the evacuation of the City which had been besieged since July 22.