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Springvale Park

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
1. Springvale Park Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864. Brig. Gen. John C. Brown’s div. of Chatham’s A.C. [CS] moved astride the Georgia R.R., E. from the Atlanta fortifications to attack the Federals at the Troup Hurt house.

Manigault's brigade, followed by Sharp’s, were north of the R.R.; Coltart's & Benton’s S. of it.

Manigault’s brigade halted in a ravine to reform its line while Coltart’s brigade, S. of the R.R. came up abreast. Resuming the charge, Manigault’s men ascended the slope to & beyond the Pope house, penetrating the Federal line at the railroad cut & seizing the Illinois batteries. A remnant of the ravine is still visible in Springvale Park.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-91.)
 
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° 45.39′ N, 84° 21.439′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Waverly
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By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
2. Springvale Park Marker
In Springvale Park
Way and Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Waverly Way. The marker is below street level in the park, and can be difficult to see from the street. Steps lead from the Edgewoood Avenue/Waverly Way intersection to the marker. 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. Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Brown’s & Clayton’s Divs. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. ¼ mile away); The 15th Corps Sector (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Springvale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
3. Springvale Park Marker
Waverly Way (street level) can just be seen up to the left
Springvale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
4. Springvale Park Marker
The trail on the right leads down to the ravine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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