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Bate’s Battle Line

 
 
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By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
1. Bate's Battle Line Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Gen. Bate's div., Hardee's A.C. (CS) was deployed on the rt. of Walker's div. when they advanced N. from Terry's Mill pond. Being on the extreme rt. of the corps, Bate's troops moved up the east side of Sugar Cr., valley and swung westward to face Rice's 16th A.C. (US) brigade posted on the hill (Murphy High School) and northward along the old Clay Rd. (Clay St.).

This attack failed to dislodge Rice's brigade. Bate's command consisted of three brigades - composed of Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky troops - the 5 regiments of the latter being the celebrated "Orphan Brigade" (CS) commanded by Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.
 
Erected 1985 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 044-47.)
 
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° 44.844′ N, 84° 19.644′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker was on Memorial Drive SE (County Route 154) 0.2 miles east of Wilkinson Drive SE, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Bate's Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, June 26, 2008
2. Bate's Battle Line Marker
within walking distance of this location. Battle of Atlanta Began Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Unexpected Clash (approx. ¼ mile away); Sweeny's March South (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler Delays Blair (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Death of General Walker (approx. half a mile away); Bate's Div. at Terry's Mill Pond (approx. half a mile away); Terry's Mill Pond (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Atlanta. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Location of the marker
In 2014 this marker was located at the DNR Marker Shop, Stockbridge, GA. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted February 6, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bate's Battle Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
3. Bate's Battle Line Marker
Taken in direction of Battle of Atlanta Began Here Marker and Mersy's Brigade Marker
Bate’s Battle Line Marker missing image. Click for full size.
By David Tyberg, December 21, 2014
4. Bate’s Battle Line Marker missing
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by David Tyberg of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   4. submitted on , by David Tyberg of Atlanta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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