Sweeny's Division Encamped

Battle of Atlanta

Sweeny's Division Encamped, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/11/12 15:32:44
1. Sweeny's Division Encamped
Sweeny's Div. Encamped

July 22, 1864. Sweeny´s Div., Dodge´s 16th A.C. (Union) was held in reserve some 24 hrs. in a line that crossed the S.W. area of Candler Park.

These troops, of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn., had moved from Decatur toward Atlanta the day before, and being crowded out of line, were halted here in the rear of the 15th A.C. (astride the Ga. R.R. at Whiteford Ave.). The rt. of Sweeny´s line connected with the left of the 23d A.C. (Moreland and Ponce de Leon).

July 22. Sweeny´s troops were shifted S. of the Ga. R.R. to prolong McPherson´s left in E. Atlanta, a move that blocked Hardee´s (Confederate) rear attack on Blair´s 17th Corps.

044-37 Georgia Historical Commission 1985

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Division
Military Arm: Combined Arms

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-37

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.893  W 84° 20.2806. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is on McLendon Avenue NE 0.1 miles east of Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA


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