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Geary’s Division

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
1. Geary’s Division Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Gen. J. W. Geary’s 2d div., 20th A.C. [US] occupied this ridge which was some 300 yds. in advance of Williams’ 1st div. on his rt., & Ward’s 3d, on his left -- all facing southward.

His three brigades: Candy’s, Jones’ & Ireland’s were massed on the ridge together with Aleshire’s artillery. These troops were from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Ohio; most of them had served under Geary at Gettysburg.

This commanding ridge, overlook Tanyard Branch valley, was the critical point of the Federal position -- the objective of Confederate assaults by Walthall’s & Loring’s divs. of Stewart’s A.C. [CS] on the Federal center.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.652′ N, 84° 24.231′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road and Walthall Drive, 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. On Geary's Front (within
Geary’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
2. Geary’s Division Marker
Looking east on Collier Road, toward Tanyard Branch and the site of Collier's Mill.
shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (about 300 feet away); The Federal Advance (about 300 feet away); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (about 300 feet away); The Confederate Attack (about 300 feet away); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (about 300 feet away); Scott's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Geary’s Division. This position was part of the Battle of Peachtree Cree.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Geary’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 19, 2011
3. Geary’s Division Marker
Looking southeast from Collier Road into Tanyard Branch Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 15 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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