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.
HM NumberHM5W4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-49
Year Placed1988
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:14am PDT -07:00
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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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