Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battleﬁeld of Ezra Church
July 28, 1864
From this point extending three-fourths mile eastward the Confederate troops of Brig. Gen. John C. Brown's & Maj. Gen. Henry D. Clayton's Divisions (seven brigades) of Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee's Corps, formed in line of battle.
From this line they moved northeastward, driving the Federal skirmishers from the ridge just north of the Old Lick Skillet Rd. (Gordon Rd.), and pressed the assault upon the Federal 15th. Corps, posted three-fourths mile northeast of this point.
Failing to dislodge the Federals, another assault was made by Maj. Gen. E.C. Walthall's Division (three brigades), of Lieut. Gen. Alex P. Stewart's Corps.
Night ended the battle and the Confederates withdrew to the city fortifications. This was Gen. John B. Hood's third attempt to halt Gen. Sherman's drive upon Atlanta.
Location. 33° 44.908′ N, 84° 27.167′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW (Georgia Route 139) 0.4 miles west of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located inside Westview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. ¼ mile away); Lick Skillet Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Ezra Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Federal Salient (was approx. ¾ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Clayton's Div., Lee's A.C. (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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