Sweeny's March South

Battle of Atlanta

Sweeny's March South, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 14:03:30
1. Sweeny's March South

Sweeny's March South

July 22, 1864. Sweeny´s 16th A.C. div., ordered to support the left of the Federal line in E. Atlanta, was shifted from its camp of the previous night, N. of the Georgia Railroad. It marched S. on the Clay Road (now Clay St).

These troops had been ordered to destroy the R.R. back to Decatur but McPherson requested them as reinforcement to his left, since his cavalry (Garrard´s) had been sent eastward.

Passing the Jesse Clay plantation, near this point, Sweeny´s troops moved S. to the present intersection of Memorial Drive where they halted for further instructions -- at the fateful moment of Hardee´s surprise attack.

044-38. Georgia Historical Commission 1985

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GMH 044-38

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.192  W 84° 19.821. Map it

To reach this monument:
Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street NE and Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Rice's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Bate's Battle Line (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Walker's Division in Sugar Creek Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Sweeny's Division Encamped (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of General Walker (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Gen. Walker Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Sweeny's Division on the battlefield

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


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