Historic Markers Across Georgia

Benton's & Coltart's Brigades

Marker ID: GHM 060-103
Location: Boulevard Drive at Walthall St, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.220    W 084° 21.094
  33.753666    -84.35156
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2K15
Benton's & Coltart's Brigades Marker  


July 22, 1864. When Brown´s (formerly Hindman´s) div., Cheatham´s A.C. [Confed.] attacked the Fed. line e. of here, Benton´s Mississippi & Coltart´s Alabama brigades struck Harrow´s div. of the 15th A.C. [Union], dislodging Williams´ & Oliver´s brigades. Simultaneously, Manigault seized Martin´s & Lightburn´s line astride the Ga. R.R. northward -- a combined action that displaced four Federal brigades on a half-mile front which they later recovered by reinforced counter-assaults.

Col. Samuel Benton, wounded in the battle, was carried to the rear and later removed to a hospital at Griffin, Ga., where he died.

GHM 060-103 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1984