Death of McPherson

Death of McPherson (HM5IO)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30316 Dekalb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 44.648', W 84° 20.478'

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The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

McPherson rode S. from the Ga. R.R. when he heard firing in Sugar Cr. valley, where the rear attack by Walker's & Bate's divs. (CS) fell upon Dodge's 16th A.C. After pausing to observe this part of the battle, he galloped towards the left of the 17th A.C. (Flat Shoals & Glenwood), on a road through the pines. At this point he was assailed by skirmishers of Cleburne's Div.; (CS) refusing to surrender he was shot while attempting to escape.
HM NumberHM5IO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-45
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 746292 N 3736962
Decimal Degrees33.74413333, -84.34130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.648', W 84° 20.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 38.88" N, 84° 20' 28.68" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1407 McPherson Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316, US
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