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Featherston’s Brigade

 
 
Featherston’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Featherston’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Gen. W.S. Featherston’s Mississippi brigade of Loring’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [CS] together with Scott’s brigade (on his left), advanced from trenches at & near Loring’s Hill, .9 miles S.W. Traversing a broken area of tangled forest, the brigade crossed Tanyard Branch under fire from Geary’s batteries west of it & struck Collier Road in this sector.

Dislodging Coburn’s skirmishers ~ the 22d Wis. posted behind rail barricades at the S. side of the rd., the brigade moved down the slope N. toward Coburn’s & Wood’s positions. Pressed back to the abandoned barricades, front & flank attacks forced its withdrawal.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-35.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 48.375′ N, 84° 23.944′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Ardmore Road, 0.1 miles south of Collier Road, on the
Featherston’s Brigade and Coburn's Brigade Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 21, 2009
2. Featherston’s Brigade and Coburn's Brigade Markers
This view looks west through Ardmore Park toward the railroad tracks and Tanyard Branch.
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right when traveling south. Marker is now located at Atlanta's Ardmore Park. It was originally located on Collier Road near Ardmore Road, at the railroad bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coburn's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 33d N.J. State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Collier's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Featherston’s Brigade. These movements were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, General John Bell Hood's first action after being given command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing General Joseph E. Johnston.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Peach Tree Creek. American Battlefield Trust entry (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Battle of Peachtree Creek image. Click for full size.
via Iron Brigadier, unknown
3. Battle of Peachtree Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2022