Augustus Hurt House

Battle of Atlanta

Augustus Hurt House, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on
1. Augustus Hurt House

Augustus Hurt House

200 yds. N.E. stood the plantation residence of Augustus F. Hurt (1830-1921), built 1858 and razed by Federal forces, 1864; erroneously cited in Official Records as the Howard house.

July 22, 1864. 4th & 23d A.C. troops, in line with Federal advances on Atlanta, occupied this hill, having marched via old Williams Mill Rd. Sherman, together with Howard & Schofield, maintained command posts here during the afternoon while McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee fought defensively at & S. of the Ga. R.R. where two of Hood´s corps (CSA) attacked it. Here, McPherson´s body was brought from battlefield enroute to burial at Clyde, Ohio.

044-79 Georgia Historic Commission 1956

This monument markers the location of a headquarters.

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-79

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 46.007  W 84° 21.3486. Map it

To reach this monument:
Carter Presidential Center parking lot, 441 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 1.6 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 1.8 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1.9 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 1.9 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Landmark
Military Arm: None Selected


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