Historic Markers Across Georgia



Cleburne's Div. At Flint River Bridge



Marker ID: GHM 031-28
Location: Flint River Rd at Roberts Rd just east of Flint River
County: Clayton
Coordinates: N 33° 31.071    W 084° 22.527
  33.51785    -84.37545
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Aug. 31, 1864. Kilpatrick´s cav. [US], posted here to guard the rt. Flank of Howard´s forces astride Fairburn Rd. (1 mi. N.), rebuilt the burned bridge & 5 regts. (dismounted) with 4 artillery pieces were barricaded on this side of Flint river. At 3:30 P. M., the 4 brigades of Cleburne´s div. (under Lowrey), Hardee´s A. C. [CS], moving N. W. to attack the right of Logan´s 15th A. C. upstream, were assailed by forces at the barricades.

Lowrey´s brigades changed front & not only drove Kilpatrick´s men across the Flint, but followed them to the other side -- a diversion that disrupted a concerted attack on Logan.

GHM 031-28 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

 

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