Historic Markers Across Georgia



Site: The Pope House



Marker ID: GHM 060-92
Location: DeKalb Ave at Battery Place, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.479    W 084° 21.168
  33.757983    -84.3528
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1YA8
Site: The Pope House  Marker  



Text:

Opposite to & N. of here was a 2-story white house (said to have been the residence of the Widow Pope) which figured prominently in this sector of the Battle of Atlanta. July 22, 1864. as Manigault´s brigade (Confederate) moved to the assault on the Federal line at the Hurt house, its alignment was broken by the Pope house & out-buildings. While reforming, some of the 19th S.C. ascended to the 2d floor & fired into the Federal batteries at the R.R. cut.

Pressing forward, the 10th & 19th S.C., aided by the 28th Ala., penetrated the Federal line at the R.R. cut, seizing the batteries there & in a leftward drive, the DeGress battery.

GHM 060-92 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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