Mersy's Brigade

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

Mersy's Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:55:29
1. Mersy's Brigade

July 22, 1864. Col. August Mersy´s brigade of Sweeny´s div., 16th A.C. (USA) was aligned on the rt. of the div. when it went into action to meet the assault of Walker´s div. (CSA) advancing up Sugar Creek valley (from Glenwood Ave.).

The left of Mersy´s line rested on the hill where Murphy High School stands. The rt. of the line extended S.W. to join Fuller´s 4th div., 16th A.C. on the high ground beyond the valley (near McPherson´s monument).

Gen. McPherson saw this part of the battlefield from the hill 3/8 mile due W. of this marker (at Memorial Dr. " East Side Ave.) enroute to his rendezvous with death.

044-50 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-50

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.856  W 84° 20.1366. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive (County Route 154) and Dixie St. SE, East Atlanta.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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


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