(100) Site of the Battle of Atlanta

Wilbur J. Kurtz’s archival description:

(100)   Late afternoon, July 20, 1864, Brig. Gen. Gresham, commanding 4th div. Federal 17th Corps, was severely wounded while pressing the attack on Wheeler’s Cavalry, posted on Leggett’s Hill. From this point, July 22d, Gen. ,McPherson watched the fighting in the valley of sugar creek where Walker’s div. of Hardee’s Corps, C.S.A, was attacking the 16th corps. A few minutes later, McPherson rode forward and was killed one block southward where his monument stands.

(Hill-top where Murphy Junior High School now stands)

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