Monument

Death of McPherson

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta



Death of McPherson, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:14:09
1. Death of McPherson
 

Inscription:
The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

McPherson road S. from the Ga. R.R. when he heard firing in Sugar Cr. valley, where the rear attack by Walker's & Bate's Divs. feel upon Dodge's 16th A.C. After pausing to observe this part of the battle, he galloped toward the left of the 17th A.C. (Flat Shoals & Glenwood), on a road through the pines.

At this point he was assailed by skirmishers of Cleburne's div.; refusing to surrender he was shot while attempting to escape.

GHM 044-45 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956



Death of McPherson, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:16:37
2. Death of McPherson
The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864. 


This monument markers the location of a were the solder was killed or wounded.

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-45


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.6448  W 84° 20.4846. Map it

The monument is located outside of the park.

Parking is available on At the intersection of McPherson Ave and Monument Ave, Atlanta, GA .
Residential Neighborhood.


To reach this monument:
Located at the intersection of McPherson Ave and Monument Ave, Atlanta, GA



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Historic Ground-1864 (a few steps from this marker) ; McPherson Memorial (about 178 feet away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (about 451 feet away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.








Classification:
Allegiance: Union
Type: Marker
Level: Individual
Military Arm: Other


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 19, 2020. This page has been viewed 19 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 19, 2020. Photos: 1, 2 were submitted on 07/19/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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