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Fulton County Historical Markers

Surrender of Atlanta


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Surrender of Atlanta
  • Location: Northside Dr. at Marietta St. in Atlanta

SURRENDER OF ATLANTA SEPTEMBER 2, 1864

Gen. Hood, in person, with Stewart’s A.C. and the Georgia Militia abandoned the city, Sept. 1, as a result of Hardee’s defeat at Jonesboro August 31, and 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 reconnaissance 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 and property. Col. John Coburn, vice Maj. Gen. H.W. Slocum, com’d’g 20th A. C., received the surrender.

060-126 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1982