Leggett's Hill

Battle of Atlanta

Leggett's Hill, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on
1. Leggett's Hill

Leggett's Hill

July 22, 1864. Blair's 17th A.C., McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. was aligned S. of Logan´s 15th astride the Ga. R. R. Leggett´s div. of the 17th held the line from Logan´s left, to & including the hill. An extension S.E. on Flat Shoals Rd. to Glenwood was occupied by the other division of the 17th A.C., under Giles Smith.

Smith´s div., outflanked by Cleburne´s troops, was driven to the S. slope of Leggett´s Hill. This was followed by concerted attacks on front, flank & rear by Cleburne's & Maney's divs. (Hardee's A.C.), together with Stevenson's (Cheatham's A.C.) -- a battle regarded as the major engagement of the Atlanta Campaign.

044-67 Georgia Historical Commission 1956

Leggett's Hill, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/02/10 17:56:41
2. Leggett's Hill

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-67

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.693  W 84° 20.9688. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Moreland Avenue at I-20 overpass, on the right when traveling south on Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Attack from the West (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Comments about this monument:
High traffic area.

Leggett's Hill, click photo to enlarge.
By Felch Dumas, on
3. Leggett's Hill

Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Corps
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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