Recovered from Leggett’s Hill, Atlanta Georgia
“its summit was swept by a torrent of artillery fire from the batteries in his rear. Without this covering fire, an attack on a hill so steep, crowned by works so strong, would have been suicidal. With such assistance, Force's men scrambled up the slope and drove out the defenders at bayonet point. Leggett's men absorbed perhaps 350 casualties. Supporting troops, including Giles Smith's, lost as many.
Their prize was perhaps worth the prize; atop what soon became known as Leggett's Hill, the Federals built, an Ohio officer sais, "almost a Gibralter". From there, the guns could fire into Atlanta and enfilade a large section of its works.”
Inventory Number: CON 206