Historic Markers Across Georgia

Federal Signal Station

Marker ID: GHM 060-99A
Location: DeKalb and Moreland Avenues, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.603    W 084° 20.981
  33.76005    -84.34968
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2KBB
Federal Signal Station  Marker  


July 22, 1864. When 15th A.C. troops moved W. from line (at Candler St.) to the vacated Confederate line at the Troup Hurt house (at DeGress Ave.), a signal station was established by Lt. Samuel Edge in a tall pine near this site commanding a view of fortified Atlanta.

Lt. Edge reported the advance of Confederate forces astride the R.R. and when the 15th A.C. line was broken, he abandoned the station -- returning to it after the line was restored.

Near this site, in 1885, the battlefield was studied from a tower erected by the artists who created the Cyclorama; this established the viewing point of the big picture.

GHM 060-99A - Georgia Historical Commission - 1983


This marker is located behind a chain link fence.