Historic Ground-1864

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

Historic Ground-1864, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:15:33
1. Historic Ground-1864

In area bounded by Memorial Dr., Clifton, Glenwood & Moreland, was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22d.

In terms of present landmarks, the battle began at memorial Dr. & Clifton where Hardee´s right wing (CSA) was repulsed in an unexpected clash with Sweeny´s 16th A.C. div. (USA) This was followed by an assault of Hardee´s left wing which crushed the left of the 17th A.C. at Flat Shoals Road & Glenwood & dislodged the right of the 16th A.C., forcing them north to a second line at & east of Leggett´s Hill -- eight hours of battle in which two major generals, Walker and McPherson, were killed.

044-68 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Historic Ground-1864, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:16:18
2. Historic Ground-1864

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-68

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.647  W 84° 20.4816. Map it

To reach this monument:
Located at the intersection of McPherson Avenue and Monument Avenue SE, East Atlanta, GA.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Death of McPherson (a few steps from this marker) ; McPherson Memorial (about 196 feet away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (about 438 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) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (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. 0.7 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Overview
Military Arm: None Selected


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