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Fulton County Historical Markers

Manigault’s Brigade


  • Source: Gary Carter
  • Marker: Manigault’s Brigade
  • Location: DeKalb Ave. at DeGress Ave. in Atlanta

MANIGAULT’S BRIGADE

July 22, 1864. Manigault’s brigade, Brown’s div., Cheatham’s A.C. (Confederate) attacked this sector where Martin’s & Lightburn’s brigades were posted astride the Decatur rd. & the Ga. R.R. cut.

Manigault’s troops broke the Federal line at the cut, thereby forcing the withdrawal of Lightburn & Martin from this sector of the intrenched line of Logan’s 15th corps.

A counter-assault by Lightburn & Martin, together with Mercy’s 16th A.C. brigade (brought up from the battlefield area S. of the R.R.), recovered the Federal line & the DeGress battery which Manigault’s men had seized but had not been able to remove.

060-93 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956