Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
33d N.J. State Flag
July 20, 1864. To this high ground, 500 yds. in front of Geary’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] on Collier Rd., the 33d N.J. regt., Jones’ brigade, was sent to establish & support a battery position.
The regiment had scarcely reached this hill when, in a surprise attack, it was assailed by Scott’s brigade (Loring’s div.) [CS] moving toward the main line of the 20th corps.
The 33d N.J., despite its endeavors to hold the hill, was driven back to the road -- its State flag (a blue banner) being seized by John Abernathy of the 27th Alabama regiment. Scott’s assault began the critical struggle that centered at Collier’s Mill.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-58.)
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. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1985.
Location. 33° 48.403′ N, 84° 24.145′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Walthall Drive 0 miles south of Colland Drive Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 Walthall Drive, 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. Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collier's Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Scott's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Harrison’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding 33d N.J. State Flag. This event was 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.
Interestingly, the flag in question was recaptured by New Jersey Federal troops in North Carolina in May 1865. It is currently at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.
Also see . . . Battle of Peachtree Creek. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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