Historic Markers Across Georgia



French's Line



Marker ID: GHM 060-67
Location: Chattahoochee Ave and Carroll Dr, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.192    W 084° 25.925
  33.8032    -84.43208
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM28CZ
French's Line Marker  



Text:

July 9, 1864, Confederate forces withdrew to this side of the river near the state R.R. bridge. General S.G. French´s div. (Stewart´s A.C.) was posted above and below the bridge as a rear guard of Johnston´s Army of the Tennessee. July 18, French´s div occupied the left sector of Atlanta´s outer defense line, from the old Marietta Rd. at Casey´s Hill to DeFoors Fy. Rd. This line extended E. to Highland Ave. & was S. of & parallel to Peachtree Creek.

This marker is at the point where French´s entrenchments crossed Woodall creek. Casey´s Hill is .9 mi. W. Chattahoochee Ave. is a post war road to the river at Bolton.

GHM 060-67 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1988



 

 

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