Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle Hill



Marker ID: GHM 060-142
Location: Mozley Park, Martin Luther King Drive, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.168    W 084° 26.168
  33.7528    -84.43613
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

The name "Battle Hill" is associated with the area because of an engagement fought here on July 28, 1864. This was the 3d attempt of the Confederate forces under General John B. Hood to repel the 3 armies, commanded by General Sherman, endeavoring to capture Atlanta.

The same Federal forces that fought East of the city July 22, had been shifted to the West to cut the 2 remaining railroads which entered the city from the southwest.

Hood attacked with S.D. Lee´s and A.P. Stewart´s corps; their repeated assaults struck the Federal 15th A.C. but failed to dislodge it. Siege operations persisted until August 25.

GHM 060-142 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION



 
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Removed

 

060-142