Where Hood Watched
the Battle of Atlanta
In 1856 James E. Williams (Mayor of Atlanta 1866-1868), built a residence atop this high ground which later became a part of Oakland Cemetery. From the second story of the house, Gen. John B. Hood, in command of Confederate forces, & members of his staff, watched
that part of the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, where Brown’s & Clayton’s divs., Cheathams’s A.C. (CS) moved eastward astride the Ga. R.R. to the assault on the Federal 15th A.C. line also astride the R.R. – at DeGress Ave., 1 ¼ mi. distant. A notable landmark
of this area – the Rolling Mill – stood on the site of the cotton mill
||Georgia Historical Commission
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 33° 44.971 W 84° 22.3818.
To reach this monument:
This marker is located near the center of Oakland Cemetery, on the north side of the visitor's center or Bell Tower, which was built in 1899 as a cemetery office, chapel, receiving vault, and sexton's apartment. 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
Brown's & Clayton's Divs.
(approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade
(approx. 1 miles away) ; Springvale Park
(approx. 1 miles away) ; Baker's Brigade
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Attack from the West
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades
(approx. 1.3 miles away) ; Site: The Pope House
(approx. 1.3 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C.
(approx. 1.3 miles away) ; The Railroad Cut
(approx. 1.3 miles away) ; The DeGress Battery
(approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Manigault's Brigade
(approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Leggett's Hill
(approx. 1.4 miles away) ; Federal Signal Station
(approx. 1.5 miles away) ; Augustus Hurt House
(approx. 1.5 miles away) ; Restoring the Line
(approx. 1.7 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.
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