Historic Markers Across Georgia



Featherston's Brigade



Marker ID: GHM 060-35
Location: Collier Rd at west end of Seaboard RR bridge, Atlanta [original removed; duplicate marker cast and ready for installation as of Dec. 2000]
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.375    W 084° 23.944
  33.80625    -84.39906
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X3H
Featherston's Brigade Marker  



Text:

Gen. W.S. Featherston´s Mississippi brigade of Loring´s div., Stewart´s A.C. [confederate] together with Scott´s brigade (on his left), advanced from trenches at & near Loring´s Hill .9 miles S.W. Traversing a broken area of tangled forest the brigade crossed Tanyard Branch under fire from Geary´s batteries west of it & struck Collier Road in this sector.

Dislodging Coburn´s skirmishers ~ the 22d Wis. Posted behind rail barricades at the S. side of the rd., the brigade moved down the slope N. toward Coburn´s & Wood´s positions. Pressed back to the abandoned barricades, front & flank attacks forced its withdrawal.

GHM 060-35 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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