Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A

Maj. William C. Preston C.S.A (HMARK)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30318 Fulton County
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N 33° 48.615', W 84° 24.767'

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Commanding Artillery Battalion attached to Alexander P. Stewart's Corps [CS] - killed in action while supervising placement of two sections of Selden's Ala. Battery, Lt. Chas. W. Lovelace, commanding, near the Embry House, July 20th, 1864, during the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

This battery was in support of Reynolds's Brigade [CS] as it swept N.E. across the Embry Plantation & the road toward the re-entrant angle of the Federal line N. of the deep ravine.

Maj. Preston, a native of S. Carolina, was the "Willie Preston" of Mary Boykins Chestnut's, "A Diary of Dixie."
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-48
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 739485 N 3744127
Decimal Degrees33.81025000, -84.41278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 48.615', W 84° 24.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 48' 36.90" N, 84° 24' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2020-2052 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta GA 30318, US
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