(104) This monument marks the scene of the death of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, commanding the federal army of Tennessee, July 22, 1864.
Gen. McPherson was en route from northward to the left of his line at Glenwood and flat shoals Rd. At this point the rode squarely into a line of skirmishers of Cleburne’s div. of Hardee’s Corps and was shot by them when he refused to surrender.
(Within the iron railing of the McPherson monument- McPherson Ave., and Monument Ave., in east Atlanta. No inscription is on the monument other than the one word – “McPherson”.)