Monument

Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta

Battle of Atlanta



Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/08/12 16:15:04
1. Where Hood Watched the Battle of Atlanta
 

Inscription:
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

060-109 Georgia Historical Commission 1956






Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 060-109


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.971  W 84° 22.3818. Map it


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.






More Information • • •
Wikipedia: John Bell Hood ( Submitted on 09/23/2020 by ). change



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 23, 2020. This page has been viewed 17 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 23, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 09/23/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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