The Railroad Cut

Battle of Atlanta

The Railroad Cut, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/08/01 14:57:19
1. The Railroad Cut

The Railroad Cut

In 1864 the single track of the Ga. R.R. ran through a deep cut opposite this point. Crossing it & the Decatur rd. was the intrenched line of the Federal 15th A.C. as of July 22. This was a sector of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. which occupied trenches vacated by Gen. Cheatham´s A.C. the previous night.

Cheatham´s troops temporarily recovered the line here -- late afternoon of the 22d -- mostly by front assault, partly by penetrating it at the unguarded cut -- and episode portrayed in the Cyclorama at Grant Park. The ground was greatly altered after the war; the R.R. cut was still visible as late as 1903.

060-94. Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 060-94

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.499  W 84° 21.1326. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is on DeKalb Avenue NE 0.1 miles west of DeGress Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Manigault's Brigade (about 155 feet away) ; Site: The Pope House (about 216 feet away) ; The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Restoring the Line (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Augustus Hurt House (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Comments about this monument:
Although the marker is on the public right of way on DeKalb Avenue, the plants can commonly become very over grown, which makes finding this marker a challenge unless on foot.

Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Landmark
Military Arm: None Selected


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