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Geary’s Refused Line

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
1. Geary’s Refused Line Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Geary’s 20th A.C. div. [US] was massed on this ridge (Candy’s, Ireland’s & Jones’ brigades) in parallel lines on old Collier Rd., its front 400 yds. Eastward. A reconnoissance in force, there was no deployment & being several hundred yds. in advance of the other 2 divs., the position lacked support.

The surprise attack by O’Neal [CS] struck Geary’s right flank causing him to refuse his line on a left pivot down the slope to & beyond the deep ravine northward, where it joined the left of Williams’ division on a ridge.

O’Neal’s assault & Scott’s [CS] attack at Collier’s Mill, were critical moments of the battle.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-43.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.6′ N, 84° 24.467′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Northside Drive (U.S. 41) and Collier Road, on the right when traveling south on Northside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O’Neal’s Brigade (here,
Geary’s Refused Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
2. Geary’s Refused Line Marker
next to this marker); O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geary’s Division (approx. ¼ mile away); On Geary's Front (approx. ¼ mile away); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. ¼ mile away); The Battle of Peachtree Creek (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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Geary’s Refused Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
3. Geary’s Refused Line Marker
Looking north on Northside Drive; the marker stands adjacent to another marker, "O'Neal's Brigade"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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