(80) A point in the city defense works during the siege of Atlanta, July 22d – Aug. 25th, 1864.

Wilbur Kurtz Archival Description:

This sector was occupied by Ector’s brigade, French’s div. Of Stewart’s Corps. 

On the hill-top was located Ward’s Alabama battery of Storr’s artillery battalion. 

July 27, a Federal shell exploded over the battery – mortally wounded Capt. John J. Kard and inflicted a wound in the left leg of Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector, rendering amputation necessary.  

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