Historic Markers Across Georgia

Scott's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 060-37
Location: Collier Rd at Redland Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.609    W 084° 24.147
  33.81015    -84.40245
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1WFX
Scott's Brigade Marker  


On the high hill 500 yds. S. of Collier Rd. the left of Scott´s brigade (27th, 35th &49th Ala. & 12th La.) Loring´s div. [Confederate] dislodged Geary´s outpost, [Union] the 33d N.J. regt. & captured its flag.

Pressing forward, the left of Scott´s line [Confederate] moved toward Geary´s batteries at Collier Rd., while the right of it, diverted by gun-fire, cross Tanyard Branch & the road & continued down the slope N. ~ in effect, flanking Geary´s two batteries 300 yds. westward.

This surprise assault by Scott, had it been in greater force, might have driven a wedge in the center of the Federal line; outnumbered, it was driven back S. of the road.