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On Geary's Front

 
 
On Geary's Front Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. On Geary's Front Marker
Inscription. In 1864, Collier Rd. topped the ridge N. Descending the slope E. it crossed the branch below the dam at Collier’s Mill. Geary’s left – Candy’s brigade & Aleshire’s batteries [US] - were aligned along the old road facing south.

The 33d N.J. (Jones’ brigade) was sent to the high hill 500 yds. S. as an outpost. It had just gotten there when the left of Scott’s brigade (Loring’s div.), [CS] in a surprise attack, drove the 33d from the hill, captured its colors & pressed forward toward Geary’s line.

The left of Scott’s brigade was driven back from Geary’s front; the right, was diverted E. of the branch by Geary’s oblique gun-fire.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.638′ N, 84° 24.225′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road NW and Walthall Drive NW, on the right when traveling east on Collier Road NW. Click for map. 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. Geary’s Division (within shouting
On Geary's Front Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
2. On Geary's Front Marker
distance of this marker); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (within shouting distance of 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); Scott's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding On Geary's Front. This clash was part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
On Geary's Front Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
3. On Geary's Front Marker
The marker overlooks Tanyard Branch valley to the east.
On Geary's Front Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
4. On Geary's Front Marker
Looking north on Walthall Drive; the marker is on the right, and the intersection wth Collier Road just beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3, 4. 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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