The Battle of Ezra Church / The Preliminary Operations

The Battle of Ezra Church / The Preliminary Operations (HM2N8K)

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N 33° 45.202', W 84° 26.213'

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July 28, 1864

that night he was replaced by Gen. John B. Hood,
a far less able commander. As Johnston had foreseen Thomas moved to
cross Peachtree Creek while McPherson crossed upriver (at Roswell), and
approached from the east. On the 20th, Hood ordered Hardee and Stewart
to attack Thomas. Although their men fought valiantly, without Johnston's
leadership, matters became confused. When the Battle of Peachtree Creek
ended, Hood had lost 4,796 officers and men, killed, wounded and missing.
Thomas had lost but 1,779. On the 21st, McPherson was within artillery
range of downtown Atlanta. Leaving Stewart to hold the city, Hood sent
Hardee's Corps southeast of Atlanta where, about noon on the 22nd, it
struck McPherson's left. Later, Hood's Corps attacked McPherson's right.
Both attacks attained temporary successes, but when dark ended the
Battle of Atlanta Hood's reported loss was 8,499, the Union loss 3,722.
McPherson himself lay among the dead. Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard was assigned
to succeed him. Immediately, the Army of the Tennessee was shifted from
the left to the right of Sherman's lines to attempt to cut the railroads
near East Point. Before, noon on the 28th, Dodge's 16th and Blair's 17th corps
were in positions along Chappell Road, facing Atlanta. Logan 15th Corps,
which was to bear the brunt of the fighting, was about to become engaged
in the Battle of Ezra Church.
HM NumberHM2N8K
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission, Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission
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Date Added Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 737410 N 3737761
Decimal Degrees33.75336667, -84.43688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 45.202', W 84° 26.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 45' 12.12" N, 84° 26' 12.78" W
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