Attack from the West

Battle of Atlanta

Attack from the West, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2008/08/07 14:32:38
1. Attack from the West

Attack from the West

July 22, 1864. Gen. George Maney’s div. (Hardee’s A.C.) (CS) attacked the front of Giles Smith’s div., 17th A.C. (US) posted on Flat Shoals Road (Leggett’s Hill to Glenwood), while Cleburne’s div. attacked it from the rear. This forced the withdrawal of Smith to the S. Slope of Leggett’s Hill where he occupied a 2nd line extending eastward from Leggett’s position. Cleburne & Maney, following up their advantage, were aided by Stevenson’s div. (Cheatham’s A.C.) (CS) from the city fortifications. Repeated attacks, front, flank & rear, by the three Confederate divisions failed to dislodge the 2 divs. of the 17th A.C. – Leggett’s & Smith’s.

044-104 Georgia Historic Marker 1984

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-104

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.789  W 84° 21.2526. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Stoval Street, Atlanta, GA

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.8 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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