Monument

An Unexpected Clash

Battle of Atlanta



An Unexpected Clash, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 14:11:16
1. An Unexpected Clash
 
Inscription:
An Unexpected Clash


July 22, 1864. The attack by Walker´s & Bate´s divs. (Hardee´s A.C.) (CSA) struck the two brigades, Mersy´s & Rice´s, of Sweeny´s 16th A.C. div. enroute to support the 17th in E. Atlanta.

Walker´s troops came up Sugar Cr., valley from the S.; Bate´s from the high ground eastward.

Sweeny´s men hastily formed defensively -- Rice racing E., Mersy S., the apex of the lines atop the hill where Laird´s 14th Ohio Battery was posted & where Murphy High School stands. Blodgett´s Missouri Battery H was at Rice´s center, facing E. Though greatly outnumbered, Sweeny managed to hold the position, thereby foiling Hardee´s thrust at the Federal rear.

044-49 Georgia Historic Marker 1988






Classification
Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Division
Military Arm: Combined Arms


Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-49


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.8338  W 84° 19.908. Map it



To reach this monument:
Marker is at the Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School at the intersection of Clifton Street and Memorial Drive SE (Georgia Route 154), Atlanta, GA.





Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 76 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 29, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 08/29/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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