Battle of Atlanta Began Here

Battle of Atlanta

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By Byron Hooks, on
1. Battle of Atlanta Began Here

Battle of Atlanta Began Here

July 22, 1864. Sweeny´s 2nd div., Dodge´s 16th A.C., (USA), having been held in reserve N. of the Ga. R.R. (Candler Park), was ordered to support the left of Blair´s 17th Corps in East Atlanta. Marching via Clay Rd., Sweeny´s column halted here at noon to await further orders. Mersy´s brigade led the advance, followed by Rice´s. Thus, by mere accident, the two brigades were posted where they intercepted the surprise attack by Walker´s and Bate´s divs. (Hardee´s A.C.) (CSA), aimed at the rear of Blair´s 17th A.C. intrenched along Flat Shoals Rd., 1 mile W. of this point, thereby precipitating the battle.

044-46 Georgia Historic Marker 1983

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-46

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.854  W 84° 19.8306. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street SE and Memorial Drive SE (Georgia Route 154), Atlanta, GA.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

An Unexpected Clash (about 410 feet away) ; Rice's Brigade (about 506 feet away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Bate's Division at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Terry's Mill Pond (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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


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