Historic Markers Across Georgia

Bate's Battle Line

Marker ID: GHM 044-47
Location: Memorial Drive at Wilkinson Drive, East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.841    W 084° 19.641
  33.74735    -84.32735
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: WM2DH5
Bate's Battle Line Marker  


July 22, 1864. Gen. Bate´s div., Hardee´s A.C. [CSA] was deployed on the rt. of Walker´s div. when they advanced N. from Terry´s Mill pond. Being on the extreme rt. of the corps, Bate´s troops moved up the east side of Sugar Cr., valley and swung westward to face Rice´s 16th A.C. brigade [USA] posted on the hill (Murphy High School) and northward along the old Clay Rd. (Clay St.).

This attack failed to dislodge Rice´s brigade. Bate´s command consisted of three brigades -- composed of Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky troops -- the 5 regiments of the latter being the celebrated "Orphan Brigade" [CSA] commanded by Brig. Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.