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Battle of Ezra Church

Gen. Stewart Wounded

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
1. Battle of Ezra Church Gen. Stewart Wounded Marker
Inscription. July 28, 1864. Gen. A.P. Stewart, with Walthall’s and Long’s divisions of his A.C. [CS], reached the field in time to renew the attack. Walthall, on left, fared no better than Brown, in the same area.

Stewart, riding forward to this hill, learned of Walthall’s failure, but before he could order Loring into action, he was struck by a spent bullet. Walthall succeeded Stewart and withdrew his division (under Quarles) and ordered no further attack by Loring’s division.

At 10:00 p.m. Hood [CS] withdrew the troops to Atlanta. This battle was the 3rd attempt, outside the city, to halt Federal operations against it.
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-146.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.067′ N, 84° 26.583′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Gordon Terrace, on the right when traveling east on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Battle of Ezra Church Gen. Stewart Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
2. Battle of Ezra Church Gen. Stewart Wounded Marker
. The Federal Salient (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lick Skillet Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (was approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and similar text erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had disappeared. An error was made in the new marker: in the first sentence, "Long's" should be "Loring's" division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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