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33d N.J. State Flag



Marker ID: GHM 060-58
Location: At 1911 Walthall Drive
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.403    W 084° 24.145
  33.806716    -84.40241
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2BEN
33d N.J. State Flag  Marker  



Text:

July 19, 1864. Covered by the fire of Geary´s 12 guns (Union) on the ridge N. of the creek, together with the musketry of a heavy skirmish line, the division pioneers hastily built a foot bridge with timbers previously prepared.

Ireland´s Brigade quickly filed across under fire and seized the first ridge South of the creek Candy´s and Jones´ followed Ireland´s and cast up an entrenched bridgehead for the night.

By dawn of the 20th, two other bridges were thrown across; roads to them were cut for wagon and artillery and Williams´ division crossed. These bridges were used after the war - their ancient remains visible as late as 1913.

GHM 060-56 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1955



 

 

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