Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of Ezra Church-Gen. Stewart Wounded



Marker ID: GHM 060-146
Location: Martin Luther King Drive at Gordon Terrace, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.062    W 084° 26.591
  33.751033    -84.44318
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D23
Battle of Ezra Church-Gen. Stewart Wounded  Marker  



Text:

July 28, 1864. Gen. A.P. Stewart, with Walthall´s and Long´s divisions of his A.C.(Confederate)reached left, fared no better than Brown in the same area.
Stewart, riding forward to this hill, learned of Walthall´s failure, but before he could order Loring into action, he was struck by a spent bullet. Walthall succeeded Stewart and withdrew his division (under Quarles) and ordered no further attack by Loring´s division.

At 10 PM Hood (Confederate) withdrew the troops to Atlanta. This battle was the 3rd attempt, outside the city, to halt Federal operations against it.

GHM 060-146 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1983



 

 

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