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Reynold’s Brigade

 
 
Reynold’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
1. Reynold’s Brigade Marker
Inscription. Federal 14th A.C. advancing from Pace’s Fy. (largely on Howell Mill Rd.) were stubbornly resisted by Wheeler’s vastly outnumbered cavalry. Reynold’s Arkansans, Walthall’s div. Stewart’s A.C., were posted N. of the creek, July 14, to support Wheeler’s operations & to destroy the bridge after his inevitable withdrawal.

July 18, 1864. All Confederate forces moved S. of the cr.; Reynold’s troops fired the bridge & from the high ground, covered the approaches with musketry & artillery fire. Johnson’s 14th A.C. div. [US], failing to force a crossing, was halted for the night.
 
Erected 1984 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-52.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.417′ N, 84° 24.958′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Howell Mill Road 0.7 miles from Peachtree Battle Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is just south of the bridge over Peachtree Creek. 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. Federal Crossings (here, next to this marker); Howell's Mills
Reynold’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
2. Reynold’s Brigade Marker
Looking north, the Reynold's Brigade Marker can just be seen in the foreground (right), with the Howell's Mill marker just visible beyond it. The bridge over Peachtree Creek is just beyond the markers and before the traffic light.
(here, next to this marker); Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary’s Three Bridges (approx. half a mile away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Green Bone Creek (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. 0.9 miles away); O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and almost identical text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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