Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
His three brigades: Candy’s, Jones’ & Ireland’s were massed on the ridge together with Aleshire’s artillery. These troops were from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Ohio; most of them had served under Geary at Gettysburg.
This commanding ridge, overlook Tanyard Branch valley, was the critical point of the Federal position -- the objective of Confederate assaults by Walthall’s & Loring’s divs. of Stewart’s A.C. [CS] on the Federal center.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-41.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 48.652′ N, 84° 24.231′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road and Walthall Drive, on the right when traveling east on Collier Road. Touch for map. 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. On Geary's Front (within The Battle of Peachtree Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (about 300 feet away); The Federal Advance (about 300 feet away); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (about 300 feet away); The Confederate Attack (about 300 feet away); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (about 300 feet away); Scott's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding Geary’s Division. This position was part of the Battle of Peachtree Cree.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 467 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.