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DeKalb County Historical Markers

Maney’s Div. in the Battle of Atlanta


  • Source: Charles Geiger
  • Marker: Maney’s Div. in the Battle of Atlanta
  • Location: Pendleton St. in Joseph E. Brown Park in Atlanta

MANEY’S DIV. IN THE BATTLE OF ATLANTA

Gen. George Maney, comdg. Cheatham’s old div. of Hardee’s A.C. [CSA] at Peachtree Cr., July 20, led the div. July 22 in the Battle of Atlanta. Both Cleburne’s & Maney’s divs. advanced N.W. on Flat Shoals Road to attack the Federal 17th A.C. aligned along its course – its left, terminating in a dangling fish-hook bent eastward.

Maney’s four brigades were deployed in this area. Moving N., they assaulted the Federal front in concert with Cleburne’s flank & rear attack with three brigades – an action that swept an entire Federal division from its intrenched line, northward to Leggett’s Hill.

044-63 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1984