“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)

Historic Ground --1864

Historic Ground --1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
1. Historic Ground --1864 Marker
Inscription. In an area bound by Memorial Dr., Clifton, Glenwood & Moreland, was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22d.

In terms of present landmarks, the battle began at Memorial Dr. & Clifton where Hardee's right wing (CS) was repulsed in an unexpected clash with Sweeny's 16th A.C. div. (US) This was followed by an assault of Hardee's left wing which crushed the left of the 17th A.C. at Flat Shoals Road & Glenwood & dislodged the right of the 16th A.C., forcing them north to a second line at & east of Leggett's Hill - eight hours of battle in which two major generals, Walker and McPherson, were killed.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-68.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 44.644′ N, 84° 20.481′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Dekalb County. Marker is at the intersection of McPherson Avenue and Monument Avenue SE, on the left when traveling west on McPherson Avenue. Click for map. Located near the Death of McPherson marker and in the same Monument Park as McPherson's cannon monument. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Historic Ground --1864 Marker in Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
2. Historic Ground --1864 Marker in Monument Park
Also visible in this view is McPherson's cannon monument. This view is towards the direction of Leggett's Hill.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of McPherson (here, next to this marker); Fuller's Div.16th A.C. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gresham's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mersy’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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