Historic Markers Across Georgia

Baker's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 060-101
Location: Waverly Way, north end of Springvale Park, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.520    W 084° 21.492
  33.758666    -84.3582
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2K1J
Baker's Brigade Marker  


July 22, 1864. Baker´s Alabama brigade (Col. J.H. Higley comdg.), Clayton´s div., Cheatham´s A.C., [CSA] was diverted N.E. in Clayton´s attack on the 15th A.C. eastward, thus forming the extreme left of the line extending S. to Glenwood Ave. Higley´s troops faced the right sector of the 15th A.C. held by 2 brigades of Woods´ div. on the S. slope of Copenhill. A gap of 250 yds. in the swampy area of Clear Creek valley, separated Woods from the right of Morgan Smith´s div. where the DeGress battery was posted.

Woods´ flank attack on Manigault´s line at the Troup Hurt house not only retrieved the battery, but forced Baker´s brigade to withdraw.

GHM 060-101 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956