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Scott's Brigade

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. Scott's Brigade Marker
Inscription. On the high hill 500 yds. S. of Collier Rd. the left of Scott’s brigade (27th, 35th &49th Ala., & 12th La.) Loring’s div. [CS] dislodged Geary’s outpost, [US] the 33d N.J. regt. & captured its flag.

Pressing forward, the left of Scott’s line [CS] moved toward Geary’s batteries at Collier Rd., while the right of it, diverted by gun-fire, crossed Tanyard Branch & the road & continued down the slope N. ~ in effect, flanking Geary’s two batteries 300 yds. westward.

This surprise assault by Scott, had it been in greater force, might have driven a wedge in the center of the Federal line; outnumbered, it was driven back S. of the road.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.609′ N, 84° 24.147′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road NW and Redland Road 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. Harrison’s Brigade (a few
Scott's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. Scott's Brigade Marker
Looking northwest on Collier Road at the bridge over Tanyard Branch, a small creek which ran through the center of the battlefield.
steps from this marker); Collier's Mill (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); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Scott's Brigade. These skirmishes were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Scott's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
3. Scott's Brigade Marker
Looking west, down the hill to Tanyard Branch
Scott's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
4. Scott's Brigade Marker
Looking south toward the "high hill" mentioned on the marker. Scott's advance came from this direction
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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