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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Cleburne’s Div. in the Federal Rear


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Cleburne’s Div. in the Federal Rear
  • Location: Patterson and Metropolitan Aves. in Atlanta

CLEBURNE’S DIV. IN THE FEDERAL REAR

July 22, 1864. Cleburne’s 3 brigades, [CSA] after over-running the Federal left (at Glenwood), moved on the rear of its line facing W. on Flat Shoals Rd., at the same time Maney’s div. [CSA] attacked its front. Beset on both sides Giles Smith’s 17th A.C. div. [USA] was swept N. to Leggett’s Hill. Cleburne not only outflanked Smith’s div., but forced Fuller’s troops, on the rt. to withdraw to a line E. of Leggett’s Hill. In the move toward Leggett’s Hill, Cleburne’s troops captured 8 Federal guns of the 2d Ill. & 2d U.S. Artillery. Gen. McPherson [USA] was killed in front of Cleburne’s skirmish line.

044-65 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956