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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Historic Ground - 1864


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Historic Ground - 1864
  • Location: McPherson Monument, McPherson and Monument Aves, in Atlanta

HISTORIC GROUND – 1864

In area bounded by Memorial Dr., Clifton, Glenwood & Moreland, was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22d.

In terms of present landmarks, the battle began at memorial Dr. & Clifton where Hardee’s right wing [CSA] was repulsed in an unexpected clash with Sweeny’s 16th A.C. div. [USA] This was followed by an assault of Hardee’s left wing which crushed the left of the 17th A.C. at Flat Shoals Road & Glenwood & dislodged the right of the 16th A.C., forcing them north to a second line at & east of Leggett’s Hill – eight hours of battle in which two major generals, Walker and McPherson, were killed.

044-68 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956