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Wood's Brigade

 
 
Wood's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Wood's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Col. James Wood's brigade, Ward’s div., [US] was the left of the 20th A.C. line. It was posted in the ravine N. of Collier Rd. where its left joined Kimball’s brigade. Newton’s div. 4th A.C. Featherston’s [CS] attack was delayed by skirmishers while Wood deployed his 4 regts. to meet it ~ a counter-assault that drove the Mississippians up the slope. An attempt to penetrate the Fed. line between Wood & Kimball was prevented by the 73d & 55th Ohio regts.

Driven to & S. of the road, Featherston made an effort to dislodge Wood’s troops from rail barricades there, but lack of support on his left and right forced his withdrawal.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.386′ N, 84° 23.95′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Ardmore Road 0.1 miles south of Collier Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is now located at Atlanta's Ardmore Park. It was originally located on Collier Road near Ardmore Road, at the railroad bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
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Wood's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, February 21, 2009
2. Wood's Brigade Marker
Ardmore Park, looking toward the railroad tracks and Tanyard Branch, is in the background.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coburn's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Featherston’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 33d N.J. State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collier's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Wood's Brigade. These movements were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, General John Bell Hood's first action after being given command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing General Joseph E. Johnston.
 
Also see . . .  Peachtree Creek Battlefield Tour. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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