Historic Markers Across Georgia

On Geary's Front

Marker ID: GHM 060-42
Location: Collier Rd at Walthall Dr, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.638    W 084° 24.225
  33.810633    -84.40375
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BEY
On Geary's Front Marker  


In 1864, Collier Rd. topped the ridge N. Descending the slope E. it crossed the branch below the dam at Collier´s Mill. Geary´s left -- Candy´s brigade & Aleshire´s batteries [Union] -- were aligned along the old road facing south.

The 33d N.J. (Jones´ brigade) was sent to the high hill 500 yds. S. as an outpost. It had just gotten there when the left of Scott´s brigade (Loring´s div.), [Confederate] in a surprise attack, drove the 33d from the hill, captured its colors & pressed forward toward Geary´s line.

The left of Scott"s brigade was driven back from Geary´s front; the right, was diverted E. of the branch by Geary´s oblique gun-fire.

GHM 060-42 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955