Mt. Gilead M.E. Church

Mt. Gilead M.E. Church

Mt. Gilead M.E. Church Organized 1824Marker Text: Organized 1824

In 1864, the building at this location was a prominent landmark in the final phases of Federal military operations against Atlanta. Three Federal army corps marched this way enroute to Red Oak and Jonesboro; 4th and 14th of the Army of the Cumberland and 23d of the Army of the Ohio — August 27, 28, and 29.

These composed the left wing in this southward march; the right wing, Army of the Tenn., moved by roads west of here. The seizure of the two railroads below Atlanta at Red Oak and Jonesboro, forced the evacuation of the City which had been besieged since July 22.

Tips for Finding This Site: Fairburn Rd north of Redwine Rd, Atlanta at the Mt. Gilead church