Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The DeGress Battery
Late afternoon, Manigault’s brigade (CS) broke the Federal line at the R.R., forcing Martin’s brigade, S. of it & Lightburn’s N. of it, to withdraw. DeGress’ gunners spiked the pieces & the horses were shot to prevent the removal of the guns by their Confederate captors.
The line was retaken in a counter-charge by Martin & Lightburn, aided by Mersy’s 16th A.C. brigade; Capt. DeGress re-possessed his guns.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-96.)
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° 45.617′ N, 84° 21.195′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of DeGress AvenueTouch 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. The Troup Hurt House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's Brigade (about 800 feet away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Springvale Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigault’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . The "Battle" of Inman Park. Placing a 20th century place name on a 19th century battle, but none-the-less detailing the actions in this phase of the Atlanta Campaign. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.