An Unexpected Clash

An Unexpected Clash (HM5W4)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30317 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.834', W 84° 19.911'

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July 22, 1864. The attack by Walker's & Bate's divs. (Hardee's A.C.) (C.S) struck the two brigades Mersy's & Rices's, of Sweeny's 16th A.C. div. (U.S.) enroute to support the 17th in E. Atlanta.

Walker's troops came up Sugar Cr. valley from the S.; Bates's from the high ground eastward.Sweeny's men hastily formed defensively-Rice facing E., Mersy S., the apex of the lines atop the hill where Laird's 14th Ohio Battery was posted & where Murphy High School stands. Blodgett's Missouri Battery H was at Rice's center, facing E. Though greatly outnumbered, Sweeny managed to hold the position, thereby foiling Hardee's thrust at the Federal rear.
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HM NumberHM5W4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number044-49
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747159 N 3737328
Decimal Degrees33.74723333, -84.33185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.834', W 84° 19.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 50.04" N, 84° 19' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226-238 Clifton St SE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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