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Baker's Brigade

 
 
Baker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
1. Baker's Brigade Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Baker`s Alabama brigade (Col. J.H. Higley comdg.), Clayton`s div., Cheatham`s A.C., [CSA} was diverted N.E. in Clayton`s attack on the 15th A.C. eastward, thus forming the extreme left of the line extending S. to Glenwood Ave. Higley`s troops faced the right sector of the 15th A.C. held by 2 brigades of Woods` div. on the S. slope of Copenhill. A gap of 250 yds. in the swampy area of Clear Creek valley, separated Woods from the right of Morgan Smith`s div. where the DeGress battery was posted.

Woods' flank attack on Manigault's line at the Troup Hurt house not only retrieved the battery, but forced Baker`s brigade to withdraw.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 60-101.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.52′ N, 84° 21.499′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Waverly Way 0.1 miles north of Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springvale Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade
Baker's Brigade Marker in Springvale Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
2. Baker's Brigade Marker in Springvale Park
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. (approx. ¼ mile away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 15th Corps Sector (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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