Wheeler Delays Blair

Engagement at Bald Hill

Wheeler Delays Blair, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/10/15 14:04:53
1. Wheeler Delays Blair

Wheeler Delays Blair

McPheson´s Army of the Tenn. seized Decatur July 19, 1864 & on the 20th moved toward Atlanta in two columns ~ the 15th and 16th A.C. via the Ga. R.R. and the 17th by roads S. of it. Where Wheeler´s Cav. guarding the right of Atlanta´s outer defense line was posted. Wheeler encountered Blair´s 17th A.C. at Clay St. & in a contest lasting all afternoon, endeavored to halt it ~ both forces using artillery. Toward evening, Wheeler withdrew W. to Leggett´s Hill where he was relieved at midnight by Cleburn´s div. (of Hardee´s Corp) which had been withdrawn from the engagement at Peachtree Creek for this purpose.

GHM 044-42 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Wheeler Delays Blair, click photo to enlarge.
By Felch Dumas, on June 19, 2008
2. Wheeler Delays Blair

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 044-42

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.196  W 84° 19.8168. Map it

To reach this monument:
Located on Boulevard Drive east of Clay St, East Atlanta, GA.

Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Marker
Level: Other
Military Arm: None Selected


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