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The Mississippi Brigade

 
 
The Mississippi Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. The Mississippi Brigade Marker
Inscription. Brig. Gen. W. S. Featherston ~ Loring’s div. It consisted of the 40th, 31st, 22d, 3d & 33d regts., (deployment sequence W. to E.) Stigler’s sharpshooters in skirmish line. Brigade was on extreme rt. of Stewart’s A.C., joining Hardee’s A.C. which prolonged the line E. to Clear Cr.

Featherston’s [CS] assault struck the fronts of Coburn’s & Wood’s brigades [US] in the ravine N. of Collier Rd. ~ his right regts. vainly attempting to enter a gap between Wood’s & Kimball’s brigades, in which action Col. J.L. Drake, 33d Miss. was slain. Repelled by counter-assaults, brigade withdrew S. of rd., which the Federals held against repeated attempts to retake it.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.503′ N, 84° 23.878′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road and Ardmore Road, on the right when traveling east on Collier Road. 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. Coburn's Brigade (approx.
The Mississippi Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. The Mississippi Brigade Marker
Looking east on Collier Road, with Ardmore Road to the right
0.2 miles away); Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. ¼ mile away); Hardee at Peachtree Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Collier's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Harrison’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding The Mississippi Brigade. These skirmishes were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Mississippi Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
3. The Mississippi Brigade Marker
Looking west on Collier Road, across the railroad bridge toward the site of Collier's Mill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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