Battle of Gilgal Church

June 15th, 1864:

In the mid afternoon of June 15th, Federal troops of the XX Corps under the command of General Hooker, attacked the Confederates of Cleburne’s Division.  The attack came from the north as the Federals moved down both sides of the Sandtown Road.  Cleburne’s Division was well entrenched and was backed up by artillery.  They were able to repel the Federal advance and eventually the Federals withdrew as they began to run low on ammunition.  _DSC0019.bw

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The angle logs were to keep the “head log” from being blown into the trench as well as to keep other debris that may fall from an artillery bombardment.
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Remnant of Confederate earthworks at Gilgal Church.
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 Stone monument at the site of the Battle of Gilgal Church.  The monument sits next to the existing remnants of Confederate trenches.

 

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Author: Clint Brownlee

My name is Clint Brownlee and I am a Photographer in Woodstock, Georgia with over 20 years of photographic experience in many different aspects of photography. I have photographed everything from weddings, special events and portraits to published materials, but my passion has always been Fine Art and Nature Photography. I have had a several shows at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and The Roswell Visual Arts Center in Roswell, Georgia. I now sell through my website: www.clintbrownleephotography.com

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