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O'Neal's Brigade

Marker ID: GHM 060-44
Location: Northside Dr at Collier Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.599    W 084° 24.466
  33.809983    -84.40776
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2B9F
O'Neal's Brigade Marker  


O´Neal´s (formerly Cantey´s) brigade, Walthall´s div. [Confederate] began its assault abreast & on the rt. of Reynolds´. It struck the rt. of Geary´s 20th A.C. div. [Union] posted on Collier Rd., forcing Geary to refuse Candy´s brigade (in part) together with Ireland´s & Jones´, down the slope N.W. to the ravine where its juncture with the left of Williams´ div. formed a re-entrant angle.

O´Neal´s men [Confederate] charged down the slope, in front of Geary´s refused line, into the angle. They penetrated the Federal line at this critical point, the while assailing Geary´s flank & rear in spite of artillery fire on rt. & left. Lacking support, O´Neal was forced back.

GHM 060-44 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955