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Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C.

 
 
Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
1. Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Marker
On the post originally used for "The Federal Salient"
Inscription. July 28, 1864. Dep1oyed a1ong the old Greensferry Rd. (West View Dr.) were Gibson’s, Holtzclaw’s & Baker’s brigades (Alabama & Louisiana troops), Clayton’s div., forming the right flank of Gen. S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CS] in the Battle Of Ezra Church.

Moving northward in the heavily wooded area, their assault fell upon the Federal line at the salient angle (at Laurel Ave. & Archer. St.), occupied by the left flank, Logan’s 15th A. C. Unsupported on the left & counter-attacked in front, Clayton’s troops withdrew after two attempts to dislodge the Federals. Loring’s div., Stewart’s A. C., deployed in this vicinity, was not ordered into the battle.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-145.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.055′ N, 84° 26.417′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Avenue SW and Archer Street SW, on the left on Laurel Avenue SW. 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. The Federal Salient (here, next to this
Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 17, 2011
2. Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. Marker
Now in its third location.
marker but has been reported missing); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton’s Div., Lee’s A.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Hill (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Site of Ezra Church (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally installed at Wellington and Elixir Streets, from where it vanished about 1980. (A replacement marker was installed at that site in 1985; see marker no. 36085.) This marker was later recovered and installed on a new post across Interstate Highway 20 from the original location (see marker no. 53710). The marker vanished from that location prior to 1999. In 2009 or 2010 it was restored and installed on the post at this location (originally for “The Federal Salient”). That marker had vanished, leaving an empty – and available – post.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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