Historic Markers Across Georgia

O'Neal's Brigade at The Ravine

Marker ID: GHM 060-45
Location: Northside Dr at Overbrook Dr, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.748    W 084° 24.464
  33.812466    -84.40773
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2B9J
O'Neal's Brigade at The Ravine Marker  


July 20, 1864. Not until O´Neal´s Alabama & Mississippi troops [Confederate] plunged down the wooded slope from Collier Rd., did the formation of Geary´s [Union] refused line & the re-entrant angle created thereby, become apparent to them.

Geary´s right (Jones´ brigade) joined the left of Williams´ div. on ridge N. of the ravine.

Being in low ground & beset on each flank by cross-fire, O´Neal´s left pushed forward to a temporary line-break, while his right swung around to assail Geary´s line flank & rear. By stubborn fighting & O´Neal´s lack of support, Geary was able to hold his position.

GHM 060-45 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955