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Harrison’s Brigade

 
 
Harrison’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Harrison’s Brigade Marker
Inscription. The 5 regts. of Col. Benjamin Harrison’s brigade of Ward’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] were N. of this ridge when the Confederate attack in this sector was made. The brigade was moved forward in support of Geary’s line & deployed astride Tanyard Branch - 2 regiments west of Collier’s Mill; the other 3 east of it.

Scott’s [CS] assaulting line was broken by Geary’s artillery fire; the left of the brigade attempting to seize the guns while the right was diverted to the eastward of Tanyard Branch, where its threat to outflank both Harrison & Geary failed for lack of numbers.

Benjamin Harrison was the 23d President, U.S.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-40A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.612′ N, 84° 24.136′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road and Redland Road NW, on the right when traveling west on Collier Road. Click for map. The marker is in a small park on Collier Road, marked by the millstones from Collier's Mill. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Harrison’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 21, 2009
2. Harrison’s Brigade Marker
The marker and millstones from Collier's mill are on the bank of Tanyard Branch, a small creek which was a key landmark in the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
are within walking distance of this marker. Collier's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  President Benjamin Harrison. (Submitted on February 26, 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 1,036 times since then and 91 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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