Rice's Brigade

Battle of Atlanta

Rice's Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 12:42:02
1. Rice's Brigade

July 22, 1864. Gen. E. W. Rice´s brigade (USA) was hastily deployed in open ground to meet the attack by Bate´s div. (CSA) The 66th Ind. was posted on the hill (Murphy High School) adjacent to Laird´s 14th Ohio Battery; leftward, to & along Clay Rd., were the 2d & 7th Iowa regts. with Blodgett´s 1st Mo. Battery H between them -- the 52d Ill. in reserve. These troops faced East.

The rt. angular alignment of Rice´s & Mersy´s brigades, together with the timely placement of artillery at the apex, on a commanding hill, resolved a critical situation brought about by the absence of cavalry on the left & rear of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee.

044-48 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Rice's Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Tim Walleker, on 2015/04/30 00:18:05
2. Rice's Brigade

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-48

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.832  W 84° 19.734. Map it

Parking is available on Wilkerson Street .

To reach this monument:
The marker is on Memorial Drive near Clay Street.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Bate's Battle Line (about 473 feet away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (about 506 feet away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (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) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 7/21/2009.

This marker is now gone. The post has been in deteriorating shape for many months and vandals had bent it to the ground. Now it has been removed for several months and I have seen no signs of an effort to replace it.
One or more plaques are missing.

Comments about this monument:
The marker was reported missing on July 21, 2009. The marker was not visible on Google Street view, Imagery date of October, 2019.

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


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