Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The 5 regts. of Col. Benjamin Harrison’s brigade of Ward’s div. (20th A.C.) [US] were N. of this ridge when the Confederate attack in this sector was made. The brigade was moved forward in support of Geary’s line & deployed astride Tanyard Branch - 2 regiments west of Collier’s Mill; the other 3 east of it.
Scott’s [CS] assaulting line was broken by Geary’s artillery fire; the left of the brigade attempting to seize the guns while the right was diverted to the eastward of Tanyard Branch, where its threat to outflank both Harrison & Geary failed for lack of numbers.
Benjamin Harrison was the 23d President, U.S.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-40A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists.
Location. 33° 48.612′ N, 84° 24.136′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton 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. Collier's Mill (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Peach Tree Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.