Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Railroad Cut



Marker ID: GHM 060-94
Location: DeKalb Ave between Battery Pl and DeGress Ave, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.499    W 084° 21.133
  33.758316    -84.35221
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1Y9V
The Railroad Cut  Marker  



Text:

In 1864 the single track of the Ga. R.R. ran through a deep cut opposite this point. Crossing it & the Decatur rd. was the intrenched line of the Federal 15th A.C. as of July 22. This was a sector of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. which occupied trenches vacated by Gen. Cheatham´s A.C. [Confed.] the previous night.

Cheatham´s troops temporarily recovered the line here -- late afternoon of the 22d -- mostly by front assault, partly by penetrating it at the unguarded cut -- and episode portrayed in the Cyclorama at Grant Park. The ground was greatly altered after the war; the R.R. cut was still visible as late as 1903.

GHM 060-94 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956/



 

 

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