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O’Neal’s Brigade

 
 
O’Neal’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
1. O’Neal’s Brigade Marker
Inscription. O’Neal’s (formerly Cantey’s) brigade, Walthall’s div. [CS] began its assault abreast & on the rt. of Reynolds’. It struck the rt. of Geary’s 20th A.C. div. [US] posted on Collier Rd., forcing Geary to refuse Candy’s brigade (in part) together with Ireland’s & Jones’, down the slope N.W. to the ravine where its juncture with the left of Williams’ div. formed a re-entrant angle.

O’Neal’s men [CS] charged down the slope, in front of Geary’s refused line, into the angle. They penetrated the Federal line at this critical point, the while assailing Geary’s flank & rear in spite of artillery fire on rt. & left. Lacking support, O’Neal was forced back.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-44.)
 
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. Geary’s Refused Line
O’Neal’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
2. O’Neal’s Brigade Marker
(here, 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. 0.3 miles away); The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
O’Neal’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 24, 2011
3. O’Neal’s Brigade Marker
Looking north on Northside Drive: the marker stands adjacent to another marker, "Geary's Refused Line."
 
 
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 446 times since then and 36 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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