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Surrender of Atlanta - GHM 060-126 - Fulton Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 46.566 W 084° 24.438
16S E 740088 N 3740352
Quick Description: At this point it Federal forces met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens and property.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 4:53:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM2B86
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 27

Long Description:

SURRENDER OF ATLANTA
SEPTEMBER 2, 1864

Gen. Hood, in person, with Stewart's A.C. and the Georgia Militia abandoned the city, Sept. 1, as a result of Hardee's defeat at Jonesboro August 31, and marched S. to Lovejoy's Station. Federal forces at Chattahoochee River Crossings since Aug. 25, suspecting the evacuation of the city on hearing loud explosions, sent forward a reconnaissance to investigate.

At this point it met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens and property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com'd'g 20th A. C., received the surrender.

GHM 060-126 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1982


Located on the west side Marietta St. at the intersection of Northside Dr. and Marietta St. in Atlanta

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-126

Date: 1982

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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