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Baker's Brigade

 
 
Baker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
1. Baker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  

July 22, 1864. Baker's Alabama brigade (Col. J.H. Higley comdg.), Clayton's div., Cheatham's A.C., [CSA} was diverted N.E. in Clayton's attack on the 15th A.C. eastward, thus forming the extreme left of the line extending S. to Glenwood Ave. Higley's troops faced the right sector of the 15th A.C. held by 2 brigades of Woods' div. on the S. slope of Copenhill. A gap of 250 yds. in the swampy area of Clear Creek valley, separated Woods from the right of Morgan Smith's div. where the DeGress battery was posted.

Woods' flank attack on Manigault's line at the Troup Hurt house not only retrieved the battery, but forced Baker's brigade to withdraw.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 60-101.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 45.52′ N, 84° 21.499′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Waverly Way 0.1
Baker's Brigade Marker in Springvale Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2008
2. Baker's Brigade Marker in Springvale Park
miles north of Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springvale Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. (approx. ¼ mile away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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