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.
||Georgia Historic Marker
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 33° 44.8338 W 84° 19.908.
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