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Williams’ Div. Deployed

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Williams' Div. Deployed Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Williams' div., 20th A. C., having crossed Peachtree Cr. 750 yds. N., deployed his 3 brigades - Robinson's, Knipe's & Ruger's in the order named, on this ridge from this point W. This was part of a general move on Atlanta by Fed. forces – no precautions taken against attack for none was anticipated.

Geary's div. was posted on ridge .5 mi. S. E. at Collier Rd. A deep ravine separated the two; no road where N. Side Dr. is located. When the attack by Stewart`s A. C. struck both Williams & Geary, the later was forced to refuse his right wing down the slope to connect with Robinson`s brigade at this point.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.808′ N, 84° 24.447′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Northside Drive (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north on Northside Drive. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center at the Bobby Jones Golf Course. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Geary’s Refused Line (approx. ¼ mile away); O’Neal’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Geary’s Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); On Geary's Front (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Federal Advance (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. 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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