The Seige of Atlanta - Atlanta GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 33° 44.958 W 084° 23.326
16S E 741880 N 3737422
Quick Description: Following these sanguinary Battle of July 22, 1864, enemy entrenched himself to the east and south of Atlanta. Then began the long and fearful seige which, lasting for six weeks, was veritably a reign of terror.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2020 9:18:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM13B5K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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The Seige of Atlanta-Following these sanguinary Battle of July 22, 1864, enemy entrenched himself to the east and south of Atlanta. Then began the long and fearful seige which, lasting for six weeks, was veritably a reign of terror. From batteries planted upon the neighboring hills, a fire of heavy artillery with open. Shells were thrown into the city were helpless women and children were exposed to this leaden hell of the Inferno.

But, with a heroism worthy of Sparta, the inhabitants stood the supreme test. According to General Hood: "The bombardment of the city continued until 25 August. It was painful yet strange to mark how expert grew the old man, women and children in building their little underground fort, into which to fly for safety during the storm of shell and shot. Often, mid the darkness of night, where they constrained to seek refuge in those dungeons beneath the earth. Albeit, I cannot recall one word from their lips expressive of dissatisfaction or willingness to surrender."

LOCATION: Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street SW and Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW, on the left when traveling south. Located on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta GA 30334, United States of America.
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