Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched

Wheeler's Cav. Intrenched (HM633)

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

N 33° 44.692', W 84° 20.978'

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July 20, 1864. Wheeler's thin gray line of dismounted cavalry (CS) was the rt. Flank of Atlanta's defenders. Forced W. from Clay St. in the afternoon by Blair's 17th A.C., (US) Wheeler's line ran S. from the Ga. R.R. to this hill.

July 21. Before dawn, Wheeler was replaced by Cleburne's div. (Hardee's A.C.)(CS) which was shifted from Peachtree Cr. battlefield to meet the advance of the Federals from Decatur.

Blair's 17th A.C., resuming the offensive, made its main attach upon the hill. Leggett's div. of the 17th, forced Cleburne's withdrawal - thereby gaining a point on Atlanta's outer defenses - the eminence known as Leggett's Hill.
HM NumberHM633
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number044-66
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745518 N 3737023
Decimal Degrees33.74486667, -84.34963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.692', W 84° 20.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 41.52" N, 84° 20' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316, US
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