Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battlefield of Ezra Church
July 28, 1864
From this point extending three-fourths mile eastward the Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. John C. Brown's & Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton's Divisions (seven brigades) of Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, formed in line of battle.
From this line they moved northeastward, driving the Federal skirmishers from the ridge just north of the Old Lick Skillet Rd. (Gordon Rd.), and pressed the assault upon the Federal 15th. Corps, posted three-fourths mile northeast of this point.
Failing to dislodge the Federals, another assault was made by Maj. Gen. E.C. Walthall's Division (three brigades), of Lieut. Gen. Alex P. Stewart's Corps.
Night ended the battle and the Confederates withdrew to the city fortifications. This was Gen. John B. Hood's third attempt to halt Gen. Sherman's drive upon Atlanta.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 33° 44.908′ N, 84° 27.167′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in . Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW (Georgia Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, 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. Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Church (approx. one mile away); The Confederate Attack (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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