Historic Markers Across Georgia

Wood's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 060-34
Location: at the park on Ardmore Rd. west of Collier Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.386    W 084° 23.950
  33.806433    -84.39916
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X3N
Wood's Brigade Marker  


Col. James Woods brigade, Ward´s div., [US] was the left of the 20th A.C. line. It was posted in the ravine N. of Collier Rd. where its left joined Kimball´s brigade. Newton´s div. 4th A.C. Featherston´s [confederate] attack was delayed by skirmishers while Wood deployed his 4 regts. to meet it ~ a counter-assault that drove the Mississippians up the slope. An attempt to penetrate the Fed. Line between Wood & Kimball was prevented by the 73d & 55th Ohio regts.

Driven to & S. of the road, Featherston made an effort to dislodge Wood´s troops from rail barricades there, but lack of support on his left and right forced his withdrawal.

GHM 060-34 Georgia Historical Commission 1955