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Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs.

 
 
Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864: 3:30 P.M. Gen Hood (CS) launched an attack from the east line of the city fortifications, on the 15th A.C. astride the Ga. R.R. (at DeGress Ave.) - a mass assault by two divs. of Cheatham’s A.C.: Brown’s & Clayton’s. Brown’s brigades were: Manigualt’s, Sharp’s, Coltart’s, & Benton’s; Clayton’s brigades were: Stovall’s, Baker’s, Gibson’s, & Holtzclaw’s.

The impact of these eight small brigades dislodged four Federal brigades from their intrenched line at and each side of the R.R. – where the spear-head of the attack was aimed. This, the critical moment of the battle is pictured in the Cyclorama at Grant Park.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-100B.)
 
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° 45.323′ N, 84° 21.558′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Delta Place
Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. Marker
and Edgewood Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Delta Place. 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 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade (about 700 feet away); Baker's Brigade (approx. Ľ mile away); Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benton’s & Coltart’s Brigades (approx. half a mile away); The Railroad Cut (approx. half a mile away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); The DeGress Battery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Atlanta Cyclorama
The Atlanta Cyclorama is no longer at Grant Park. It has been moved to the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
    — Submitted August 29, 2020, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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