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Death of McPherson - GHM 044-45 – DeKalb Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 44.645 W 084° 20.485
16S E 746282 N 3736956
Quick Description: Death of McPherson State Historical Marker located at the McPherson Monument at McPherson and Monument Aves. in East Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 6:43:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DC1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 32

Long Description:


The monument in the enclosure was erected by U.S. Army Engineers to mark the site where Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson was killed during the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

McPherson road S. from the Ga. R.R. when he heard firing in Sugar Cr. valley, where the rear attack by Walker's & Bate's divs. [CSA] feel upon Dodge's 16th A.C. After pausing to observe this part of the battle, he galloped toward the left of the 17th A.C. (Flat Shoals & Glenwood), on a road through the pines.

At this point he was assailed by skirmishers of Cleburne's div.; [CSA] refusing to surrender he was shot while attempting to escape.

GHM 044-45 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

McPherson Monument
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 044-45

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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