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

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

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.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Battle of Atlanta Began Here (about 410 feet away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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


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