Historic Markers Across Georgia

Death of McPherson

Marker ID: GHM 044-45
Location: At McPherson Monument, McPherson and Monument Aves, East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.645    W 084° 20.485
  33.744083    -84.34141
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DC1
Death of McPherson  Marker  


The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

McPherson road S. from the Ga. R.R. when he heard firing in Sugar Cr. valley, where the rear attack by Walker´s & Bate´s divs. [CSA] feel upon Dodge´s 16th A.C. After pausing to observe this part of the battle, he galloped toward the left of the 17th A.C. (Flat Shoals & Glenwood), on a road through the pines.

At this point he was assailed by skirmishers of Cleburne´s div.; [CSA] refusing to surrender he was shot while attempting to escape.


General McPherson Memorial
Death of McPherson