Historic Markers Across Georgia

Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear

Marker ID: GHM 044-65
Location: Patterson and Metropolitan Aves, East Atlanta
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.547    W 084° 20.576
  33.74245    -84.34293
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2DHX
Cleburne's Div. in the Federal Rear Marker  


July 22, 1864. Cleburne´s 3 brigades, [CSA] after over-running the Federal left (at Glenwood), moved on the rear of its line facing W. on Flat Shoals Rd., at the same time Maney´s div. [CSA] attacked its front. Beset on both sides Giles Smith´s 17th A.C. div. [USA] was swept N. to Leggett´s Hill. Cleburne not only outflanked Smith´s div., but forced Fuller´s troops, on the rt. to withdraw to a line E. of Leggett´s Hill. In the move toward Leggett´s Hill, Cleburne´s troops captured 8 Federal guns of the 2d Ill. & 2d U.S. Artillery. Gen. McPherson [USA] was killed in front of Cleburne´s skirmish line.