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Leggett's Hill

 
 
Leggett's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
1. Leggett's Hill Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864. Blair’s 17th A.C., McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) was aligned S. of Logan’s 15th astride the Ga. R.R. Leggett’s div. of the 17th held the line from Logan’s left, to & including the hill. An extension S.E. on Flat Shoals Rd. to Glenwood was occupied by the other division of the 17th A.C., under Giles Smith.

Smith’s div., outflanked by Cleburne’s troops, was driven to the S. slope of Leggett’s Hill. This was followed by concerted attacks on front, flank & rear by Cleburne’s & Maney’s div. (Hardee’s A.C.), together with Stevenson’s (Cheatham’s A.C.) (CS) – a battle regarded as the major engagement of the Atlanta Campaign.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historic Commission. (Marker Number 044-67.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 22, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 44.692′ N, 84° 20.978′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of
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By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Leggett's Hill Marker
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Moreland Avenue and Interstate 20, on the right when traveling south on Moreland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (here, next to this marker); Attack from the West (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. half a mile away); Death of McPherson (approx. half a mile away); Gresham's Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Leggett's Hill. Leggett's Hill was removed during the construction of Interstate 20.
 
Direction of Flat Shoals Road and Glenwood Road image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
3. Direction of Flat Shoals Road and Glenwood Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,247 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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