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Attack from the West



Marker ID: GHM 060-104
Location: Memorial Drive and Stovall Street
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.789    W 084° 21.253
  33.746483    -84.35421
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4D0A
Attack from the West  Marker  



Text:

July 22, 1864. Gen. George Maney´s division (Hardee´s A.C.) [Confed.] attacked the front of Giles Smith´s div., 17th A.C. [Union] posted on Flat Shoals Road (Leggett´s Hill to Glenwood), while Cleburne´s div. attacked it from the rear. This forced the withdrawal of Smith the s. slope of Leggett´s Hill where he occupied a 2nd line extending eastward from Leggett´s position.

Cleburne & Maney, following up their advantage, were aided by Stevenson´s division (Cheatham´s A.C.) [Confed.] from the city fortifications. Repeated attacks, front, flank & rear, by the three Confederate divisions failed to dislodge the 2 divisions. of the 17th A.C. -- Leggett´s & Smith´s.

GHM 060-104 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1984



 

 

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