Mersy's Brigade

Mersy's Brigade (HM5IK)

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

N 33° 44.851', W 84° 20.145'

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July 22, 1864. Col. August Mersy's brigade of Sweeny's div., 16th A.C. (US) was aligned on the rt. of the div. when it went into action to meet the assault of Walker's div. (CS) advancing up Sugar Creek valley (from Glenwood Ave.).

The left of Mersy's line rested on the hill where Murphy High School stands. The rt. of the line extended S.W. to join Fuller's 4th div., 16th A.C. on the high ground beyond the valley (near McPherson's monument).

Gen. McPherson saw this part of the battlefield from the hill 3/8 mile due W. of this marker (at Memorial Dr. & East Side Ave.) enroute to his rendezvous with death.
HM NumberHM5IK
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-050
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746797 N 3737350
Decimal Degrees33.74751667, -84.33575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.851', W 84° 20.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 51.06" N, 84° 20' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1586 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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