Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.

Marker ID: GHM 044-64
Location: Haas Avenue north of Glenwood Ave, East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.437    W 084° 20.659
  33.740616    -84.34431
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DHN
Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C.  Marker  


July 22, 1864. The left wing (Giles Smith´s div., 17th A.C.) of McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [US] occupied an intrenched line on Flat Shoals Rd. between Leggett´s Hill and Glenwood, where it hooked eastward, facing to the south.

Gen P. R. Cleburne´s three brigades, [CSA] Lowrey´s Govan´s and Smith´s (Granbury´s), struck the federal flank at the hook, sweeping it aside by front & rear attacks, that with Maney´s div. in support, finally drove the entire Federal division north of Leggett´s Hill. During this rear attack Gen. McPherson was killed by skirmishers of Smith´s Texas brigade.

GHM 044-64 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956