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Springvale Park

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
1. Springvale Park Marker
Inscription. July 22, 1864. Brig. Gen. John C. Brownís div. of Chathamís A.C. [CS] moved astride the Georgia R.R., E. from the Atlanta fortifications to attack the Federals at the Troup Hurt house.

Manigault's brigade, followed by Sharpís, were north of the R.R.; Coltart's & Bentonís S. of it.

Manigaultís brigade halted in a ravine to reform its line while Coltartís brigade, S. of the R.R. came up abreast. Resuming the charge, Manigaultís men ascended the slope to & beyond the Pope house, penetrating the Federal line at the railroad cut & seizing the Illinois batteries. A remnant of the ravine is still visible in Springvale Park.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-91.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.39′ N, 84° 21.439′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Waverly Way and Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Waverly Way. Touch for map. The marker is below street level in the park, and can be difficult to see from the street. Steps lead from the Edgewoood Avenue/Waverly Way intersection to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
2. Springvale Park Marker
In Springvale Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigaultís Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Brownís & Claytonís Divs. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The 15th Corps Sector (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Springvale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
3. Springvale Park Marker
Waverly Way (street level) can just be seen up to the left
Springvale Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2010
4. Springvale Park Marker
The trail on the right leads down to the ravine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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