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Battlefield of Ezra Church

July 28, 1864

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
1. Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker
Inscription.
From this point extending three-fourths mile eastward the Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. John C. Brown's & Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton's Divisions (seven brigades) of Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, formed in line of battle.

From this line they moved northeastward, driving the Federal skirmishers from the ridge just north of the Old Lick Skillet Rd. (Gordon Rd.), and pressed the assault upon the Federal 15th. Corps, posted three-fourths mile northeast of this point.

Failing to dislodge the Federals, another assault was made by Maj. Gen. E.C. Walthall's Division (three brigades), of Lieut. Gen. Alex P. Stewart's Corps.

Night ended the battle and the Confederates withdrew to the city fortifications. This was Gen. John B. Hood's third attempt to halt Gen. Sherman's drive upon Atlanta.
 
Location. 33° 44.908′ N, 84° 27.167′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW (Georgia Route 139) 0.4 miles west of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located inside Westview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
2. Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. mile away); Lick Skillet Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Federal Salient (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
3. Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker
Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
4. Battlefield of Ezra Church Marker
Westview Cemetery Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
5. Westview Cemetery Confederate Memorial
Westview Cemetery Confederate Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
6. Westview Cemetery Confederate Memorial
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
7. Confederate Memorial Script
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
8. Confederate Memorial Script
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
9. Confederate Memorial Script
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
10. Confederate Memorial Script
Lieut. Edward Peter Clingman, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
11. Lieut. Edward Peter Clingman, C.S.A.
Son of Dr. & Mrs. Henry Patillo Clingman of Goldsboro, N.C. Born Apr. 23, 1842 Killed in battle near Atlanta, Ga. Apr 28, 1864 while leading his company E, 3 Ark. Regt. Cavalry, in a charge against the Federals. Entered the army Apr. 1861

The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms
Deut 33, 27
 
 
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