The Battles for Atlanta

The Battles for Atlanta (HMOUJ)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30307 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 46.017', W 84° 21.317'

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Between July and Sept. 1864, during the American Civil War, U.S. and Confederate armies struggled for control of Atlanta, the major manufacturing center and railroad hub of the Deep South. Four inconclusive battles occurred inside the present day I-285 Perimeter: Peachtree Creek (July 20), Atlanta (July 22, fought in part in the area of this marker), Ezra Church (July 28); and Utoy Creek (August 6). Unwilling to attack the city's strong defenses, U.S. forces swept west and then south and at Jonesboro (August 31 - Sept. 1) cut the last railroad supplying Atlanta, forcing the Confederates to abandon the city. The fall of Atlanta on Sept. 2, 1864, assured the re-election of Abraham Lincoln and the final defeat of the Confederacy.

Erected for the Civil War 150 Commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number51-8
Year Placed2010
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, the Georgia Battlefields Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 744932 N 3739459
Decimal Degrees33.76695000, -84.35528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.017', W 84° 21.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 1.02" N, 84° 21' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1004 Albion Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307, US
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