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The 15th Corps Sector

 
 
The 15th Corps Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
1. The 15th Corps Sector Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Posted on this ridge, astride the Georgia R.R. was the right flank of Hood's old corps, (CS) Gen. B.F. Cheatham commanding. July 22. These troops were withdrawn, before daylight, to the city fortifications. The vacated line was occupied by Logan's corps, (US) which was reversed to face westward.

Gen. Morgan L. Smith's div. centered at the R.R., Lightburn's brigade posted (between DeGress Ave. & Battery Place) west of the Hurt house; Martin's, S. of it - the R.R. cut separating them. The Confederate assault, afternoon July 22d, broke the lines of Lightburn & Martin's brigades at the Decatur Rd. & the railroad cut.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-95.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 45.491′ N, 84° 21.133′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on DeKalb Avenue NE 0.1 miles east of Battery Place NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located on DeKalb Ave between Battery Place and Degress Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
The 15th Corps Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, July 1, 2008
2. The 15th Corps Sector Marker
View of the overgrown public domain
distance of this marker. The Railroad Cut ( a few steps from this marker); Manigault's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Site: The Pope House ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Troup Hurt House ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The DeGress Battery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Signal Station ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. A. M. Manigaultís Brigade ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Springvale Park ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker is on the side of the road in public green-space, the marker tends to become over grown and is easy to miss unless you are on foot.
 
Regarding The 15th Corps Sector. The marker is located at the approximate placement of Lightburn's brigade, west of the Hurt house between Battery Place and Degress Avenue.
Martin's brigade would have been located south, across the present day MARTA and railroad tracks.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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