Historic Markers Across Georgia



Manigault's Brigade



Marker ID: GHM 060-93
Location: DeKalb Ave at DeGress Ave, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.516    W 084° 21.110
  33.7586    -84.35183
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1YBJ
Manigault's Brigade Marker  



Text:

July 22, 1864. Manigault´s brigade, Brown´s div., Cheatham´s A.C. (Confederate) attacked this sector where Martin´s & Lightburn´s brigades were posted astride the Decatur rd. & the Ga. R.R. cut.
Manigault´s troops broke the Federal line at the cut, thereby forcing the withdrawal of Lightburn & Martin from this sector of the intrenched line of Logan´s 15th corps.

A counter-assault by Lightburn & Martin, together with Mercy´s 16th A.C. brigade (brought up from the battlefield area S. of the R.R.), recovered the Federal line & the DeGress battery which Manigault´s men had seized but had not been able to remove.

GHM 060-93 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



 

 

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