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Ardmore in Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Wood's Brigade

Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Wood's Brigade Marker
Col. James Wood's brigade, Ward’s div., [US] was the left of the 20th A.C. line. It was posted in the ravine N. of Collier Rd. where its left joined Kimball’s brigade. Newton’s div. 4th A.C. Featherston’s [CS] attack was delayed by skirmishers while Wood deployed his 4 regts. to meet it ~ a counter-assault that drove the Mississippians up the slope. An attempt to penetrate the Fed. line between Wood & Kimball was prevented by the 73d & 55th Ohio regts.

Driven to & S. of the road, Featherston made an effort to dislodge Wood’s troops from rail barricades there, but lack of support on his left and right forced his withdrawal.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-34.)
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° 48.386′ N, 84° 23.95′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Ardmore. Marker is on Ardmore Road, 0.1 miles
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south of Collier Road, on the 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); Featherston’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 33d N.J. State Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (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 Wood'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 Peachtree Creek. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 21, 2009
2. Wood's Brigade Marker
Ardmore Park, looking toward the railroad tracks and Tanyard Branch, is in the background.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023