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The Union Dispositions

 
 
The Union Dispositions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 10, 2019
1. The Union Dispositions Marker
Inscription.  While the 15th Corps was feeling its way south through the densely wooded country behind Blair's right, increasing resistance by Confederate cavalry skirmishers (dismounted), and occasional artillery fire, warned Howard of impending battle. He had not expected that his shift to the right would proceed undetected, and he was aware that it was vital to the security of Atlanta that the railroads which supplied its defenders should be held. Convinced that Hood would strike again, despite his costly failures at Peachtree Creek and East Atlanta, he ordered Logan to extend to the right and deploy his three divisions on what would shortly be the battle line. Although stubbornly resisted, the deployment was completed without delay. On the extreme right. Lightburn's brigade, of M. L. Smith's division, drove enemy skirmishers from the ridge northwest of the (later) sanitarium and established a strong right flank. On Lightburn's left, Martin's brigade extended the line southeast to connect with Williams' brigade, of Harrow's division, near Westlake Avenue. Williams' left connected with Oliver's right on the school grounds. Oliver's left extended
The Union Dispositions Marker is third from the left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 10, 2019
2. The Union Dispositions Marker is third from the left.
List of forces engaged is the marker on far right.
to the tip of the salient. Walcutt's brigade, perpendicular to Oliver's line, occupied the southeast face of the salient. On Walcutt's (Harrow's) left, Wangelin's, Williamson's and Milo Smith's brigades of Woods' division, extended the line northeast to connect with the right of Blair's corps, north of the railroad. Ezra Church, the little Methodist chapel from which the battle took its name, stood behind Wangelin's line. Skirmishers were thrown out and all along Logan's front officers and men worked desperately to cover their lines with logs and rails. Some of Wangelin's men took the benches from Ezra Church and filled them with knapsacks to serve as breastworks. Although the line northwest of Mozley and Racine was on low ground, both Oliver's and Walcutt's men at the salient, Williams on the school site, and Lightburn's and Martin's on the sanitarium grounds were on commanding ridges which they quickly made strong. They were none too soon. About noon, the first Confederate attack struck the right of Logan's position. Earlier, Sherman had arrived. From the ridge occupied by Lightburn's men, enemy activities convinced him too, that Hood intended a third attack. Satisfied with Howard's dispositions, he rode back to his headquarters to arrange to send reinforcements forward should they become needed.
 
Erected by Georgia
Last marker on right listing units and names of Union & Confederate Forces engaged. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 10, 2019
3. Last marker on right listing units and names of Union & Confederate Forces engaged.
Historical Commission, Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.201′ N, 84° 26.213′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from M.L.K. Jr Drive SW east of Wellington Street SW, on the left when traveling east. Located in Mozley Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1565 MLK Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederate Attack (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ezra Church / The Preliminary Operations (here, next to this marker); Battle Hill (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Site of Ezra Church (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Battle of Ezra Church (a few steps from this marker); The Federal Salient (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Ezra Church. (Submitted on November 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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