Bate's Battle Line

Battle of Atlanta

Bate's Division Battle Line, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:39:05
1. Bate's Division Battle Line

July 22, 1864. Gen. Bate's div., Hardee's A.C. (CS) was deployed on the rt. of Walker's div. when they advanced N. from Terry's Mill pond. Being on the extreme rt. of the corps, Bate's troops moved up the east side of Sugar Cr., valley and swung westward to face Rice's 16th A.C. (US) brigade posted on the hill (Murphy High School) and northward along the old Clay Rd. (Clay St.).

This attack failed to dislodge Rice's brigade. Bate's command consisted of three brigades - composed of Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky troops - the 5 regiments of the latter being the celebrated "Orphan Brigade" (CS) commanded by Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.

044-47 Georgia Historic Marker 1985

Bate’s Battle Line Marker missing, click photo to enlarge.
By David Tyberg, on By David Tyberg
2. Bate’s Battle Line Marker missing
The marker was not visible on Google Street View, Imagery Date 12/2019 

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-47

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.841  W 84° 19.641. Map it

To reach this monument:
On Memorial Drive SE (County Route 154) 0.2 miles east of Wilkinson Drive SE, on the right when traveling east, Atlanta, GA.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Rice's Brigade (about 473 feet away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Bate's Division on the battlefield

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 2/6/2015.

In 2014 this marker was located at the DNR Marker Shop, Stockbridge, GA.
One or more plaques are missing.

Bate's Battle Line, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:39:23
3. Bate's Battle Line

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


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