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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battle of Ezra Ch.

Gen. S. D. Lee’s Corps

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 22, 2010
1. Battle of Ezra Ch. Marker
Inscription.  July 26, 1864. Brown’s & Clayton’s divs., Lee’s Corps [CS] led off the attack on the 15th corps [US] posted some 400 yds. N. of this rd.

Brown’s brigades: Johnston’s, Sharp’s & Brantly’s, were deployed W. of the cemetery Gate House ~ Manigault’s in reserve. Clayton’s brigades: Gibson’s, Holtzclaw’s & Baker’s, were posted E. of the Gate House (along West View Drive).

Brown’s troops crossed the rd & astride the present Anderson Ave., pressed up to the Fed. lines beyond the R.R. cut. Clayton’s brigades struck the salient at Laurel & Archer. These attacks failed to dislodge the 15th corps.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-148.)
 
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° 45.018′ N, 84° 26.924′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW (Georgia Route 139) 0.1 miles west
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of Anderson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The marker stands at the fence enclosing West View Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lick Skillet Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Siege Lifted (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. Ľ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Sep. 20, 2020