Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gap in Federal Line

Marker ID: GHM 060-38
Location: 423 Collier Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.563    W 084° 24.044
  33.809383    -84.40073
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5JWV
Gap in Federal Line  Marker  


The 129th, 105th Ill. & 70th Ind., the left of Harrison´s brigade, together with the rest of Ward´s div., 20th A.C. [Union] were posted in the low ground 350 yds. N., having just crossed Peachtree Creek. No immediate attack was expected. Scott´s [Confederate] dash across the rd. & down the slope met the alerted 129th Ill. --the sole guardian of the left flank of Geary´s div. for a brief period. Assailed front & flank, the 129th held on until the 105th Ill. & 70th Ind. came up.

The gap was closed with the alignment E. of Coburn´s brigade. Scott´s troops were driven S. of the road & in a left wheel, the 129th Ill. moved E. against the left of Featherston.

060-38 Georgia Historical Commission 1955