(79) Leggetts Hill. July 20, 1864.

Wilbur Kurtz Archival Description:

Wheeler’s Cavalry, C.S.A. defended this against Gresham’s div. Of the Federal 17th Corps, moving from Decatur. July 21, Cleburne’s div. Of Hardee’s Corps, having relieved Wheeler, was forced to withdraw to the city defenses following an assault by Leggett’s division of the 17th Corps.  

July 22, the 17th Corps defended this hill against Cleburne’s and Maney’s divisions of Hardee’s Corps and Stevenson’s div. Of Cheatham’s Corps. The conflict was waged throughout the afternoon at this, the key position and the storm-center of the Battle of Atlanta.  

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