An Unexpected Clash historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
An Unexpected Clash historical marker
Creator:
Geiger, Charles
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--DeKalb County
Location:
United States, Georgia, DeKalb County, 33.77153, -84.22641
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Clifton St. at Memorial Dr. in Atlanta
Text of marker: "AN UNEXPECTED CLASH. July 22, 1864. The attack by Walker's & Bate's divs. (Hardee's A.C.) [CSA] struck the two brigades, Mersy's & Rice's, of Sweeny's 16th A.C. div. [USA] enroute to support the 17th in E. Atlanta. Walker's troops came up Sugar Cr., valley from the S.; Bate's from the high ground eastward. Sweeny's men hastily formed defensively -; Rice racing 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. 044-49 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1988"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_an-unexpected-clash
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_an-unexpected-clash
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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