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33d N.J. State Flag

 
 
33d N.J. State Flag Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. 33d N.J. State Flag Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. To this high ground, 500 yds. in front of Geary’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] on Collier Rd., the 33d N.J. regt., Jones’ brigade, was sent to establish & support a battery position.

The regiment had scarcely reached this hill when, in a surprise attack, it was assailed by Scott’s brigade (Loring’s div.) [CS] moving toward the main line of the 20th corps.

The 33d N.J., despite its endeavors to hold the hill, was driven back to the road -- its State flag (a blue banner) being seized by John Abernathy of the 27th Alabama regiment. Scott’s assault began the critical struggle that centered at Collier’s Mill.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.403′ N, 84° 24.145′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Walthall Drive 0 miles south of Colland Drive NW, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 Walthall Drive, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade
33d N.J. State Flag Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. 33d N.J. State Flag Marker
Looking north on Walthall Drive, toward Collier Road and the location of the Union line
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collier's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Scott's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Harrison’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding 33d N.J. State Flag. This event was 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
 
33d N.J. State Flag Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
3. 33d N.J. State Flag Marker
Today the marker and the site of the capture of the flag are in the front yard of a contemporary home,
 
 
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