Historic Markers Across Georgia

Leggett's Hill

Marker ID: GHM 044-67
Location: Moreland Avenue at I-20 overpass
County: DeKalb
Coordinates: N 33° 44.693    W 084° 20.969
  33.744883    -84.34948
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM17EP
Leggett's Hill Marker  


July 22, 1864. Blair´s 17th A.C., McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [Union] was aligned S. of Logan´s 15th astride the Ga. R. R. Leggett´s div. of the 17th held the line from Logan´s left, to & including the hill. An extension S.E. on Flat Shoals Rd. to Glenwood was occupied by the other division of the 17th A.C., under Giles Smith.

Smith´s div., outflanked by Cleburne´s troops, was driven to the S. slope of Leggett´s Hill. This was followed by concerted attacks on front, flank & rear by Cleburne´s & Maney´s divs. (Hardee´s A.C.), together with Stevenson´s (Cheatham´s A.C.) [CSA] -- a battle regarded as the major engagement of the Atlanta Campaign.