Portions of the Fifth Division were camped in this area. Six brigades under the Confederate Generals Polk and Hardee attacked Sherman's Fifth Division. Due to the unrelenting pressure of the assault and the Sixth Division's retreat on their left, the Fifth Division was forced to retreat to the north.
This marker details that this was the location of the 77th Ohio Regiment of the Third Brigade (Hildebrand), Fifth Division. The Confederates attacked from the tree line and overwhelmed the unsuspecting Federal troops, who were eating their breakfast.