Restoring the Line

Battle of Atlanta

Restoring the Line, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/07/25 10:25:36
1. Restoring the Line

Restoring the Line

July 22, 1864. After Cheatham’s troops (CS) broke the Federal 15th A.C. line at the R.R. cut and the Hurt house (DeGress Ave.), Mersy’s 16th A.C. brigade was brought up from the battlefield 1 mile S. of the R.R. to assist in restoring it.

Lightburn and Martin were deployed on and south of the R.R.; Mersy’s brigade north of it (near this point), with Wood’s two brigades aligned on his right, facing the left flank of the Confederate forces in the captured sector.

In a concerted assault, the five brigades (US) advanced and recovered the line, together with the four guns of the DeGress battery. This stirring action is pictured in the Cyclorama.

044-41 Georgia Historical Commission 1983

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-41

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.658  W 84° 20.8068. Map it

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Benton's & Coltart's Brigades (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Augustus Hurt House (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Corps
Military Arm: None Selected


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