The Railroad Cut

The Railroad Cut (HM5JA)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30307 Fulton County
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N 33° 45.497', W 84° 21.125'

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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 entrenched 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. (CS) the previous night.

Cheatham's troops temporarily recovered the line here - late afternoon of the 22d - mostly by frontal assault, partly by penetrating it at the unguarded cut - an 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.
HM NumberHM5JA
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-94
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745253 N 3738505
Decimal Degrees33.75828333, -84.35208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.497', W 84° 21.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 29.82" N, 84° 21' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1077-1097 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307, US
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