McPherson's Last Ride

July 22, 1864

Battle of Atlanta

McPherson's Last Ride, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 13:51:06
1. McPherson's Last Ride

July 22, 1864. When Gen. McPherson heard the firing to the S.E. while at lunchen (Whiteford Ave. at R.R.), he mounted his horse & sending away most of his staff on various missions, galloped south to this hill.

Here he observed Dodge's 16th A.C. troops in desperate combat with Bates's & Walker's divs.(CS) in Sugar Cr. valley. Anxious about the left of the 17th A.C. (at Glenwood & Flat Shoals), he proceeded on a road through the pines in that direction, accompanied by an orderly, & Signal Officer, Wm. Sherfy, who reluctantly followed after vainly warning the general that Confederate troops had seized the road.

044-44 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-44

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 44.849  W 84° 20.4048. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Memorial Drive SE (County Route 154) 0.1 miles east of Memorial Terrace SE, on the right when traveling west, East Atlanta.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the James B. McPherson Individual on the battlefield

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Individual
Military Arm: Other


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