Federal Signal Station

Battle of Atlanta

Federal Signal Station, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/11/12 14:27:32
1. Federal Signal Station

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 Cylorama; this established the viewing point of the big picture.

060-99A Georgia Historical Commission 1983

Federal Signal Station, click photo to enlarge.
By Felch Dumas, on
2. Federal Signal Station
The marker is located behind the chain link fence of the automobile repair yard for Roger Jordan Garage, Inc.  

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 060-99A

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.603  W 84° 20.9808. Map it

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Restoring the Line (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Augustus Hurt House (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
The marker is located on DeKalb Ave. west of Moreland Avenues, Atlanta, GA. Near Roger Jordan Garage, Inc., 1152 DeKalb Ave NE., Atlanta, GA.

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


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