Historic Markers Across Georgia

Brown's & Clayton's Divs.

Marker ID: GHM 060-100B
Location: Edgewood Ave and Delta Place, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.335    W 084° 21.560
  33.755583    -84.35933
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2K18
Brown's & Clayton's Divs. Marker  


July 22, 1864: 3:30 P.M. Gen. Hood [Confed.] launched an attack from the east line of the city fortifications, on the 15th A.C. astride the Ga. R.R. (at DeGress Ave.) -- a mass assault by two divs. of Cheatham´s A.C.: Brown´s & Clayton´s. Brown´s brigades were: Manigault´s, Sharp´s, Coltart´s & Benton´s; Clayton´s brigades were: Stovall´s, Baker´s, Gibson´s & Holtzclaw´s.

The impact of these eight small brigades dislodged four Federal brigades from their intrenched line at and each side of the R.R. -- where the spear-head of the attack was aimed. This, the critical molment of the battle is pictured in the Cyclorama at Grant Park.

GHM 060-100B - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956