On Geary's Front

On Geary's Front (HMAS9)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30318 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 48.638', W 84° 24.225'

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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 [US] - 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.), [CS] 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.
HM NumberHMAS9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-42
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740320 N 3744190
Decimal Degrees33.81063333, -84.40375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 48.638', W 84° 24.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 48' 38.28" N, 84° 24' 13.50" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2003-2099 Walthall Dr NW, Atlanta GA 30318, US
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