Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cleburne's & Maney's Divs.

Marker ID: GHM 044-62
Location: Flat Shoals at Ormewood Ave (S of Glenwood), East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.043    W 084° 20.418
  33.73405    -84.3403
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6XNM
Cleburne's & Maney's Divs. Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


July 22, 1864. These troops, with Walker´s and Bate´s divs., Hardee´s A.C. [CSA] made a 15-mi. night march from Atlanta to attack the rear of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [USA] posted on Flat Shoals Road in East Atlanta. Cleburne´s & Maney´s move N.W. up Flat Shoals Rd. struck, not the rear but the left flank, of the Fed. 17th A.C. where its line bent eastward.

Cleburne´s four brigades were deployed on & eastward of the road; Maney´s four brigades, W. of it. The immediate area was heavily wooded. Their attack was made somewhat later than Walker´s and Bate´s, 1 mile E. in the valley of Sugar Creek near Terry´s Mill Pond.