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Fulton County Historical Markers

Battle of Ezra Ch. Gen. J.C. Brown’s Div.


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Ezra Ch. Gen. J.C. Brown’s Div.
  • Location: Waterbury Dr. at Battle Hill Haven near Anderson Ave. in Atlanta

BATTLE OF EZRA CH. GEN. J. C. BROWN’S DIV.

July 28, 1864. The 4 brigades of Brown’s Div., S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CSA], deployed in this area, made the initial assaults on the Federal right flank posted on the ridge just N. E. Their combined attacks struck Lightburn’s & Martin’s brigades of Morgan L. Smith’s Div. of Logan’s 15th A. C. Brown’s brigades, L. to R., were Brantly’s, Sharp’s & Johnston’s, Manigault’s in reserve. Brantly’s Mississippians carried the log barricades of the 83d Indiana (Lightburn’s brigade) but were swept back by a counter-assault. A 2d attempt was made on the same ground by Walthall’s Div. (Stewart’s Corps), but with like results.

060-149B GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958