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Battle of Ezra Ch. Gen. S. D. Lee’s Corps


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Ezra Ch. Gen. S. D. Lee’s Corps
  • Location: Martin Luther King Drive at Helena Street, Atlanta

BATTLE OF EZRA CH. GEN S.D. LEE’S CORPS

July 28, 1864. Brown’s & Clayton’s divs., Lee’s Corp (Confederate) led off the attack on the 15th corps (Federal) posted some four hundred yds. N. of this rd. Brown’s brigades: Johnston’s, Sharp’s & Brantly’s were deployed W. of the cemetery Gate House - Manigualt’s in reserve. Clayton’s brigades: Gibson’s, Holtzsclaw’s and Baker’s, were posted E. of the Gate House (along West View Drive). Brown’s troops crossed the rd. and astride the present Anderson Ave., pressed up to the Fed. lines beyond the R.R. cut. Clayton’s brigades struck the salient at Laurel & Archer. These attacks failed to dislodge the 15th corps.

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