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Davis' Hill - GHM 060-137 - Fulton Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 46.286 W 084° 26.022
16S E 737655 N 3739773
Quick Description: Davis' Hill state historic marker locate on Bankhead Highway at Chappell Rd, Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2009 11:30:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM6CFK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

Davis' Hill

The hill N. of the Chapel Rd. intersection was thus named after occupation & intrenching by Gen. J.C. Davis´ 2d Div., 14th A.C., July 22, when the Army of the Cumberland [Union] moved up from Peachtree Cr. to the siege line facing the N. sector of Atlanta´s defenses. Davis´ position here formed the Right of the siege until July 28.

From this hill Sherman directed Howard (com´d´g. Army of the Tenn., vice McPherson deceased) to align his 3 corps -- the 15th, 16th, & 17th -- S. along Chapel Rd., facing E. the shift of these troops from the E. to the W. side of Atlanta, began a move upon the 2 remaining railroads.


Davis' Hill

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-137

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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