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Fulton County Historical Markers

Hardee’s Attack


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Hardee’s Attack
  • Location: Palisades Rd at Peachtree Rd, Atlanta

HARDEE’S ATTACK

July 20, 1864. At 3:30 P.M., 3 divs. of Hardee’s A.C., [CSA] Bate’s, Walker’s, & Maney’s, moved to the attack of Newton’s 4th A.C. div. [US] posted on the ridge 200 yds. north of Collier Road.

Bate, on the rt. of the corps, was just W. of Clear Creek; Walker at the center, astride Peachtree Rd., & Maney (formerly Cheatham), on Walker’s left. Peachtree was a winding country rd. bordered by heavily wooded tracts - largely of Collier ownership in the battlefield area. The house of Andrew J. Collier (of Collier’s Mill) stood at S. W. cor. Peachtree & Collier roads. While leading his brigade, Gen. C. H. Stevens, of Walker’s div. was killed near the Collier House.

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