(102)Sweeny’s Div. of the Federal 16th Corps

Wilbur J. Kurtz’s archival description:

(102)   This fragment of intrenchments marks the position of Sweeny’s div. of the Federal 16th Corps, in reserve, July 20, 21, 1861. At noon of the 22nd, the div. marched southward, crossed the railroad, and but the way of Clay St. reached Memorial Drive where it was attacked by Walker’s and Bate’s divisions of Hardee’s Corps, C.S.A, which encounter began the Battle of Atlanta.

(On fragment of breastworks – McLendon Ave. end of Candler Park – Just east of Mayson Ave.)

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