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Mersy's Brigade - GHM 044-50 – DeKalb Co., GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 44.856 W 084° 20.137
16S E 746809 N 3737360
Quick Description: Mersy's Brigade State Historical Marker located on Memorial Dr. at Dixie St. in Atlanta.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 4:28:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DK5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 15

Long Description:


July 22, 1864. Col. August Mersy's brigade of Sweeny's div., 16th A.C. [USA] was aligned on the rt. of the div. when it went into action to meet the assault of Walker's div. [CSA] advancing up Sugar Creek valley (from Glenwood Ave.).

The left of Mersy's line rested on the hill where Murphy High School stands. The rt. of the line extended S.w. to join Fuller's 4th div., 16th A.C. on the high ground beyond the valley (near McPherson's monument).

Gen. McPherson saw this part of the battlefield from the hill 3/8 mile due W. of this marker (at Memorial Dr. " East Side Ave.) enroute to his rendezvous with death.

GHM 044-50 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 044-50

Date: 1956

Sponsor: Not listed

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