McPherson Memorial Park
1400 McPherson Ave SE (Monument Ave)
Atlanta, GA 30316
Like many pivotal American Civil War battlefields in the South, there is not much left. Kennesaw Mountain is part of The Atlanta Champaign, but the Battle of Atlanta proper, has this small slice in honor of one of the U.S. Armies most popular leaders: Major General James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864). In fact, he was popular with many officers in the Confederate command, for his fair treatment of the vanquished of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The park is so obscure I passed it twice without noticing the tiny partial. It is possibly the smallest Civil War Park in the nation.
The 35 year old West Pointer was the second highest ranking solider killed in the war and was mourned by advisories Generals John B. Hood and Joseph E. Johnston. It is located near East Atlanta Village.