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Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear

 
 
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
1. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Cleburne’s 3 brigades, (CS) after over-running the Federal left (at Glenwood), moved on the rear of its line facing W. on Flat Shoals Rd., at the same time Maney’s div. (CS) attached its front. Beset on both sides Giles Smith’s 17th A.C. div (US) was swept N. to Leggett’s Hill. Cleburne not only outflanked Smith’s div., but forced Fuller’s troops, on the rt. To withdraw to a line E. of Leggett’s Hill. In the move towards Leggett’s Hill, Cleburne’s troops captured 8 Federal guns of the 2d Ill. & 2d U.S. Artillery. Gen. McPherson (US) was killed in front of Cleburne’s skirmish line.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-65.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.535′ N, 84° 20.584′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Patterson Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (about 700 feet away, measured
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
in a direct line); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fuller's Div.16th A.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Gresham's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, December 31, 2010
3. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3. submitted on , by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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