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Fulton County Historical Markers

Cheatham’s Salient


  • Source: Todd Massar
  • Marker: Cheatham’s Salient
  • Location: North Highland and Zimmer Drive NE, Atlanta

CHEATHAM’S SALIENT

At this point, Atlanta’s outer defense line, beginning at Casey’s Hill 5.75 mi. W., turned S. & parallel to Highland Ave., ran to the Ga. R.R. This angle was occupied July 18, 1864, by Stevenson’s div., Cheathams A.C. [Confederate] (Hood’s old command) July 19, 20. These troops withstood the advances of Fed. 4th & 23d A.C. from N. & E. while Hardee’s & Stewart’s A.C. [Confederate] attacked Thomas’ army in Peachtree Cr. valley. Cheatham withdrew to the city defences, night of the 21st, while Hardee & Wheeler made the night march S. to attack McPherson’s forces in E. Atlanta, on the 22d. When Cheatham withdrew, the 4th & 23d A.C. advanced to the siege line.

060-76 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956