Historic Markers Across Georgia

Harrison's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 060-40A
Location: Collier Rd at Redland Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.607    W 084° 24.134
  33.810116    -84.40223
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMYCZ
Harrison's Brigade Marker  


The 5 regts. of Col. Benjamin Harrison´s brigade of Ward´s div. (20th A.C.) [Union] were N. of this ridge when the Confederate attack in this sector was made. The brigade was moved forward in support of Geary´s line & deployed astride Tanyard Branch -- 2 regiments west of Collier´s Mill; the other 3 east of it.

Scott´s [Confederate] assaulting line was broken by Geary´s artillery fire; the left of the brigade attempting to seize the guns while the right was diverted to the eastward of Tanyard Branch, where its threat to outflank both Harrison & Geary failed for lack of numbers.

Benjamin Harrison was the 23d President, U.S.