Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sector of Siege Line



Marker ID: GHM 060-82
Location: Eighth St just east of Penn Ave, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.775    W 084° 22.685
  33.779583    -84.37808
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2XTX
Sector of Siege Line  Marker  



Text:

55 yards. S.E. an intrenched line of field works crossed this block extending S.W. to 7th St., where it turned N.W. to Juniper at 11th St.

This was a sector of the Federal sietge line occupied by troops of Brigadier General T.J. Wood´s 3d div. of Howard´s (later Stanley´s) 4th Corps, from July 22 to August 25, 1864 -- these dates representing the period of siege operations.

Lt. Ambrose G. Bierce, topographical officer of Hazen´s brigade, Wood´s div., was later known as an author of stories relating to his experiences in the Federal Army -- perhaps the only instance of literary attainment deriving therefrom in the campaign for Atlanta.

GHM 060-82 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956



 

 

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