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Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.

 
 
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By Michael Dover, December 31, 2010
1. Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. Marker
Inscription.  July 22, 1864. The left wing (Giles Smith’s div., 17th A.C.) of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. (US) occupied an intrenched line on Flat Shoals Rd. between Leggett’s Hill & Glenwood, where it hooked eastward, facing to the south.

Gen. P.R. Cleburne’s three brigades, (CS) Lowrey’s, Govan’s & Smith’s (Granbury’s), struck the Federal flank at the hook, sweeping it aside by front & rear attacks, that with Maney’s div. in support finally drove the entire Federal division north to Leggett’s Hill. During this rear attack Gen. McPherson was killed by skirmishers of Smith’s Texas brigade.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 044-64.)
 
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° 44.438′ N, 84° 20.66′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Haas Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Glenwood Road (Georgia Route 260). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Felch Dumas, July 22, 2008
2. Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. Marker
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Ground --1864 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 0.3 miles away); Death of McPherson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. (approx. half a mile away); Gresham's Division (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Dover, December 31, 2010
3. Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Michael Dover of Ellerslie, Georgia.   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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