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Janet (#46573654)
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July 22

Augustus Hurt Plantation
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
Region: Atlanta Metro
Marker Subject: Civil War, Military History
County: Fulton
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources
Year Erected: 1956

Marker Text: The outer Confederate defense line of Atlanta, located on E. slope of this hill, July 18, was evacuated the night of the 21st, 1864.

July 22. The Federal 23d A. C., under Schofield marching from the N. E. via Williams Mill Rd. intrenched a line W. & S. of Augustus Hurt’s house, where it supported the rt. wing of the Army of the Tenn. in the Battle of Atlanta.

Augustus Hurt House
Marker Text: 200 yds. N.E. stood the plantation residence of Augustus F. Hurt (1830-1921), built 1858 and razed by Federal forces, 1864; erroneously cited in Official Records as the Howard house.

July 22, 1864. 4th & 23d A.C. troops, in line with Federal advances on Atlanta, occupied this hill, having marched via old Williams Mill Rd. Sherman, together with Howard & Schofield, maintained command posts here during the afternoon while McPherson’s Army of the Tennessee fought defensively at & S. of the Ga. R.R. where two of Hood’s corps [CSA] attacked it. Here, McPherson’s body was brought from battlefield enroute to burial at Clyde, Ohio.

Stanley’s Sector
Marker Text: N.E. of this point (near Highland School) was the intrenched line held by Federal forces in the siege of Atlanta, July 22-Aug. 25, 1864. This was the extreme left of Howard’s 4th A.C.; its right flank rested at Tanyard Branch in Land Lot 107, 17th Dist., north of Grant Field. From E. to W. were Stanley’s, Wood’s & Newton’s divisions. Stanley’s left joined the rt. of the 23d A.C. near the Augustus Hurt house where a signal station was located. The 4th A.C. continued to occupy the same line throughout siege operations...

The 15th Corps Sector
Marker Text: July 20, 1864. Posted on this ridge, astride the Georgia R.R. was the right flank of Hood’s old corps, [CSA] Gen. B.F. Cheatham commanding.

July 22. These troops were withdrawn, before daylight, to the city fortifications. The vacated line was occupied by Logan’s corps, [USA] which was reversed to face westward.

Gen. Morgan L. Smith’s div. centered at the R.R., Lightburn’s brigade posted (between DeGress Ave. & Battery Place) west of the Hurt house; Martin’s, S. of it — The R.R. cut separating them. The Confederate assault, afternoon July 22d, broke the lines of Lightburn & Martin’s brigades at the Decatur Rd. & the railroad cut.

McPherson’s Last Ride
Marker Text: July 22, 1864. When Gen. McPherson heard the firing to the S.E. while at luncheon (Whitefoord Ave. at R.R.), he mounted his horse & sending away most of his staff on various missions, galloped south to this hill.

Here, he observed Dodge’s 16th A.C. troops in desperate combat with Bate’s & Walker’s divs. [CSA] in Sugar Cr. valley. Anxious about the left of the 17th A.C. (at Glenwood & Flat Shoals), he proceeded on a road through the pines in that direction, accompanied by an orderly, & Signal Officer, Wm. Sherfy, who reluctantly followed after vainly warning the general that Confederate troops had seized the road.

Historic Ground 1864
County: DeKalb
Marker Text: In area bounded by Memorial Dr., Clifton, Glenwood & Moreland, was where the major part of the Battle of Atlanta was fought, July 22d. In terms of present landmarks, the battle began at memorial Dr. & Clifton where Hardee’s right wing [CSA] was repulsed in an unexpected clash with Sweeny’s 16th A.C. div. [USA] This was followed by an assault of Hardee’s left wing which crushed the left of the 17th A.C. at Flat Shoals Road & Glenwood & dislodged the right of the 16th A.C., forcing them north to a second line at & east of Leggett’s Hill — eight hours of battle in which two major generals, Walker and McPherson, were killed.
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Laurie Voss
Photo request
I am creating a book on my Stapleton side, and request permission to use your photo, with credit, of #30454107. Please advise if this is ok.
Thank you,
Laurie Voss
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Added by Laurie Voss on Jul 05, 2016 12:17 PM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Thank You Janet for that info.
I was so hoping our search was ended.
Thanks to kind caring people as you, who help us navigate our way.

Do you have any info on this:

William Allen... Born 1846 in Marshall Co. Alabama. Served in the 4th Alabama Cavalry
Company I ?
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 10, 2016 8:05 AM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Janet,
I am looking at the monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery for William Allen, he was a scout. He was killed in 1864 at Tracy City Tn.
His grave ;ocaction is :
Section C
Site 1375

I would like to know if he was a Civil War Veteran in 4th Alabama Calvary , Company I
In the Russell Command.
Thank You For Your Reply
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 5:32 PM
milton clyde allen
william allen 1864
was william allen part of 4 alabama calvry csa
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 3:01 PM
barbbriartoseara bower
Samuel W Bower
Thank you for posting this tribute. Samuel is my grandfather's first cousin. My grandfather was born 7 years after Samuel died. I have often wondered if he was buried in Georgia or transported him to Illinois.

Again thank you for honoring this solider from the Civil War.

B. Bower
Added by barbbriartoseara bower on Jun 08, 2016 7:31 PM
Henry E Higgins
Sutton
Hi Janet,

After looking back at H.K. Sutton I see you found Horace Hutton. I was looking for Sutton and found Andrew. However, the date of death came from Find A Grave information so it probably is not right. He seems to have mustered out, but so have a lot of others when they should have been reported dead. What do you think?
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:46 PM
Henry E Higgins
Sutton
Soldier buried G 7384 - Unable to find Horace Sutton in CWSS. Could he be Andrew J. Sutton?
Private
3rd Ohio Cavalry - Co. F
Residence Not Listed
24 Years Old at Enlistment
Enlisted 10/5/61
Mustered In 11/11/61
Died 7/13/64 - Marietta, Ga.
Roster: “Mustered Out 11/4/64 - Columbia, Tn.”
G 7384
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:37 PM
Melinda
David Austin Rees
Hi Janet,

Thank you for the clarification. From what the article said, my great grandfather's brother, David Austin Rees, is buried at Kennesaw Mountain. He died on the 27th of June of 1864. His father was Thomas Rees, from Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. His mother was Elizabeth Stout Griffin Rees. It's unusual that two soldiers from Ohio, both had the same name. Yes, my ancestor was w/ the 54th. I missed the point on the other soldier's regiment.

From what I can determine, my relative IS also buried in Georgia.

Thanks again,
Melinda Rees Patrie
Added by Melinda on May 30, 2016 10:42 PM
Melinda
RE: David Reese
Lt. David Austin Rees
Contributed By earljwiest · 14 May 2013 · 0 Comments
Served in Co. B, 54th Ohio under Capt. John Bell of Columbus, OH.

DEATH: Struck by a bullet and killed while on horseback 27 June 1864 at battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 1864. Col. Robert Williams was Regimental Commander. Amos Shaefer of the same company, from Liberty, IN, made a coffin out of cracker boxes to give David a proper burial.

Source: Biographical History of Central Kansas, Vol II, Lewis Pub Co, 1903:
7th son, first to die, was killed at battle of Kennesaw Mt, in the war of the
Rebellion, served as aide-de-camp to Gen Thomas and was lieutenant under Ben
Osterhous of the 54th Ohio Infantry.

David A Rees:
Enlist Date Enlist Rank Enlist Age
11 September 1861 1st Lieut 19

Promoted to Full Adjutant on 24 January 1864 (As of Co. S)
Served Ohio
Enlisted B Co. 54th Inf Reg. OH Killed at Kennesaw Mountain, GA on 27 June 1864
Transferred on 24 January 1864 from Company B to Company S
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Abbreviation: OHRoster
Published by/on 1886

I have a photo of him from the Rees family album. I will try to send it to you.

Melinda Rees Patrie



Added by Melinda on May 30, 2016 7:50 PM
Sandra
John Zett -Georgia
Seeking information on John Zett buried in Georgia.
Emily Zett Ross was my father's mother. She first married a Ross and then married a Stout. I hope you have some information for me.
THANK YOU,
SANDRA ROSS O'CONNOR
SRO5252@MSN.COM
Added by Sandra on May 01, 2016 10:37 PM
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