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

Fuller's Div.16th A.C.

Fuller's 16th A.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Geiger
1. Fuller's 16th A.C. Marker
Marker appears to have gone missing more than 8 years ago.
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Gen. John Fuller's only brigade -- Morrill's, which was in reserve near Leggett's Hill, was deployed S.E. of here to meet the advance of Walker's div. (CS) up Sugar Cr. valley. While so engaged, Cleburne's 2 brigades -- Govan's & Smith's, (CS) having penetrated the rear of the Federal line on Flat Shoals Rd., assailed the right flank of Morrill's four regiments, not only forcing repeated changes of front but entire withdrawal to a line extending eastward from Leggett's Hill. During this action, the 64th Ill. reg't. drove back Cleburne's troops long enough to remove McPherson's body in the forest where he fell.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-69.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 33° 44.637′ N, 84° 20.398′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of East Side Avenue and McPherson Avenue. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 334 East Side Avenue, Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Damaged Fuller's 16th A.C. Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Damaged Fuller's 16th A.C. Marker Post
As of March, 2016 marker is still missing and post is still there.
distance of this location. Death of McPherson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ground --1864 (about 400 feet away); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.2 miles away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. ¼ mile away); Gresham's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. The text was provided courtesy of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government website.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 28, 2016.
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