Historic Markers Across Georgia



Dexter Nile's House



Marker ID: GHM 060-89
Location: 1030 Marietta Street, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.775    W 084° 24.694
  33.779583    -84.41156
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

1042 Marietta Street, N.W. is the site of the old plantation home of Dexter Niles where General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Army of Tennessee [Confederate], had headquarters July 10-18, 1864.

At trackside north was the Telegraph office in charge of Maj. Charles W. Hubner (later an Atlanta citizen). Night of July 17, a Richmond telegram arrived notifying Gen. Johnston of his relief from command of the army, naming General John B. Hood as his successor. Maj. Hubner decoded the tape, crossed the road, entered the house and handed the dispatch to General Johnston who, with maps spread out, was instructing Col. Presstman about Atlanta defenses.

GHM 060-89 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1956



 
Notes:

Removed during renovation of building

 

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