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Fulton County Historical Markers

Battle of Ezra Church Right of 15th Corps


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Battle of Ezra Church Right of 15th Corps
  • Location: Anderson Ave. at the MARTA station in Atlanta

BATTLE OF EZRA CHURCH RIGHT OF 15 CORPS [USA]

July 28, 1864. This marks the extreme right of Howard’s Army of the Tennessee during the Battle of Ezra Church. Lightburn’s brigade of H. L. Smith’s div., Logan’s A. C., occupied the immediate sector. From here the line ran S. E. to a salient angle (Laurel Avenue at Archer) where it turned N. E. to and beyond Ezra Church. The battle began with an assault by Brown’s 4 brigades of S. D. Lee’s A. C. [CSA] endeavoring to roll up the Federal rt. Failing to dislodge Logan, the Confederates made another attempt in this same area with Walthall’s division of Stewart’s A. C. - - the results were similar.

060-151 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1984