Historic Markers Across Georgia

Atlanta's Outer Line

Marker ID: GHM 060-87
Location: Old Atlanta-Marietta Rd, west edge of Crestlawn Cemetery
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.528    W 084° 26.797
  33.8088    -84.44661
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BAH
Atlanta's Outer Line Marker  


Johnston´s army [CSA] moved to this side of the river July 9-10, 1864. French´s div., Stewart´s A.C. was posted astride the R.R. to guard the left bank pending Federal crossings up river.

July 18. With the Federal advance S. to Peachtree Cr. Valley, French was shifted to Casey´s line of Atlanta at this point. With its left resting here, it was continued by other commands 5.5 mi. E. to Highland Ave., & S. 3.5 mi. to Leggett´s Hill in E. Atlanta -- a total of 9 mi. It was occupied by 3 infantry corps & State Militia. The line was vacated July 22 -- the troops falling back to the inner line.