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Gap in Federal Line

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. Gap in Federal Line Marker
Inscription. The 129th, 105th Ill. & 70th Ind., the left of Harrison’s brigade, together with the rest of Ward’s div., 20th A.C. [US] were posted in the low ground 350 yds. N., having just crossed Peachtree Creek. No immediate attack was expected. Scott’s [CS] dash across the rd. & down the slope met the alerted 129th Ill. -- the sole guardian of the left flank of Geary’s div. for a brief period. Assailed front & flank, the 129th held on until the 105th Ill. & 70th Ind. came up.

The gap was closed with the alignment E. of Coburn’s brigade. Scott’s troops were driven S. of the road & in a left wheel, the 129th Ill. moved E. against the left of Featherston.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.563′ N, 84° 24.044′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Collier Road 0.1 miles east of Redland Road NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in the front yard of a private home. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 Collier Road, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. Gap in Federal Line Marker
walking distance of this marker. Collier's Mill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrison’s Brigade (about 600 feet away); Scott's Brigade (about 600 feet away); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Advance (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Gap in Federal Line. This skirmish was part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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