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Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear

 
 
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
1. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864. Cleburne’s 3 brigades, (CS) after over-running the Federal left (at Glenwood), moved on the rear of its line facing W. on Flat Shoals Rd., at the same time Maney’s div. (CS) attached its front. Beset on both sides Giles Smith’s 17th A.C. div (US) was swept N. to Leggett’s Hill. Cleburne not only outflanked Smith’s div., but forced Fuller’s troops, on the rt. To withdraw to a line E. of Leggett’s Hill. In the move towards Leggett’s Hill, Cleburne’s troops captured 8 Federal guns of the 2d Ill. & 2d U.S. Artillery. Gen. McPherson (US) was killed in front of Cleburne’s skirmish line.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-65.)
 
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, 1808.
 
Location. 33° 44.535′ N, 84° 20.584′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue, on the left when
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
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traveling north on Patterson 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. Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gresham's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, December 31, 2010
3. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker
 
 
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 1,356 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   3. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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