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Surrender of Atlanta: September 2, 1864

Surrender of Atlanta: September 2, 1864

Year Erected: 1958

Marker Text: Gen. Hood, in person, with Stewart’s A.C. & the Georgia Militia abandoned the city, Sept. 1, as a result of Hardee’s defeat at Jonesboro August 31, & marched S. to Lovejoy’s Station. Federal forces at Chattahoochee River Crossings since Aug. 25, suspecting the evacuation of the city on hearing loud explosions, sent forward a reconnoissance to investigate.

At this point it met Mayor James M. Calhoun with a committee, who tendered the surrender of the city, asking protection for citizens & property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com’d’g 20th A. C., received the surrender.

Tips for Finding This Marker: At the intersection of Northside Drive and Marietta Street in Atlanta