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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Cleburne’s & Maney’s Divs.


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Cleburne’s & Maney’s Divs.
  • Location: Flat Shoals Rd. and Ormewood Ave. (south of Glenwood) in Atlanta

CLEBURNE’S & MANEY’S DIVS.

July 22, 1864. These troops, with Walker’s and Bate’s divs., Hardee’s A.C. [CSA] made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta to attack the rear of McPherson’s Army of the Tenn. [USA] posted on Flat Shoals Road in East Atlanta. Cleburne’s & Maney’s move N.W. up Flat Shoals Rd. struck, not the rear but the left flank, of the Fed. 17th A.C. where its line bent eastward.

Cleburne’s four brigades were deployed on & eastward of the road; Maney’s four brigades, W. of it. The immediate area was heavily wooded. Their attack was made somewhat later than Walker’s and Bate’s, 1 mile E. in the valley of Sugar Creek near Terry’s Mill Pond.

044-62 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956