Battle of Atlanta Began Here

Battle of Atlanta Began Here (HM5MR)

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

N 33° 44.864', W 84° 19.828'

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July 22, 1864. Sweeny's 2nd. div., Dodge's 16th A.C. (US), having been held in reserve N. of the Ga. R.R. (Candler Park), was ordered to support the left wing of Blair's 17th Corps in East Atlanta. Marching via Clay Rd., Sweeny's column halted here at noon to await further orders. Mersy's brigade led the advance, followed by Rice's.

Thus, by mere accident, the two brigades were posted where they intercepted the surprise attach by Walker's and Bate's divs. (Hardee's A.C.) (CS), aimed at the rear of Blair's 17th A.C. entrenched along Flat Shoals Rd., 1 mile W. of this point, thereby precipitating the battle.
HM NumberHM5MR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-46
Year Placed1983
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747286 N 3737387
Decimal Degrees33.74773333, -84.33046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.864', W 84° 19.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 51.84" N, 84° 19' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 190-198 Clay St SE, Atlanta GA 30317, US
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