The Alabama in the Civil War Message Board

Siege of Atlanta, Regiment & Brigade Locations

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am looking for information on the locations of the various regiments and brigades of Stevenson's Division in the siege line at Atlanta from about July 23 until August 28, 1864. Historians, so far, have glossed over what other divisions were doing besides Ezra Church, some of the cavalry operations, and some of the other maneuvering of the army. I want to tell the story of Stevenson's Division during this period of the war. They occupied a key portion of the line that obviously had to be held. From what I can gather thus far, the left of Stevenson's Division rested at or near the Western & Atlantic Railroad and the right was at Peachtree Road.

Pettus's Brigade, Stevenson's Division consisting of the 20th, 23rd, 30th, 31st, and 46th Alabama Infantry Regiments. I ask the subject matter experts on these regiments to point me to any clues they have seen to plot were these regiments or the brigade were located.

These clues may seem ambigious to the casual observer but would prove invaluable to a historian. The soldiers may have noted, "We were to the right of X regiment or Y brigade," or they have said, "we were adjacent to the Marietta road," or some other manmade feature, creek, house, etc. They have mentioned capturing or talking to Federal soldiers from a particular unit. This would be important too. It has proven to be easier to plot Federal positions than it has Confederate positions.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
M. A. Military History - Civil War Concentration
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment