“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Battle Hill

Battle Hill Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
1. Battle Hill Marker Post
At some point this post had replaced the original concrete/rebar metal-clad post. Plaques in the background describe Civil War action in the area.
Inscription. The name "Battle Hill" is associated with the area because of an engagement fought here on July 28, 1864. This was the 3d attempt of the Confederate forces under General John B. Hood to repel the 3 Federal armies, commanded by General Sherman, endeavoring to capture Atlanta.

The same Federal forces that fought East of the city July 22, had been shifted to the W. side to cut the 2 remaining railroads which entered the city from the southwest.

Hood attacked with S. D. Lee’s & A. P. Stewart’s corps; their repeated assaults struck the Federal 15th A.C. but failed to dislodge it. Siege operations persisted until August 25.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-142.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 45.183′ N, 84° 26.217′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW and Mathewson Place SW, on the right when traveling west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. Click for map. The marker stood at the edge of Mozley Park. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Site of Ezra Church (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Federal Salient (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. The marker was observed standing in 2003. Text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 101 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker prior to going missing? • Can you help?
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