Benton’s & Coltart’s Brigades
- Source: David Seibert
- Marker: Benton’s & Coltart’s Brigades
- Location: Boulevard Dr. and Walthall St., Atlanta
BENTON’S & COLTART’S BRIGADES
July 22, 1864. When Brown’s (formerly Hindman’s) div., Cheatham’s A.C. [Confed.] attacked the Fed. line e. of here, Benton’s Mississippi & Coltart’s Alabama brigades struck Harrow’s div. of the 15th A.C. [Union], dislodging Williams’ & Oliver’s brigades. Simultaneously, Manigault seized Martin’s & Lightburn’s line astride the Ga. R.R. northward – a combined action that displaced four Federal brigades on a half-mile front which they later recovered by reinforced counter-assaults.
Col. Samuel Benton, wounded in the battle, was carried to the rear and later removed to a hospital at Griffin, Ga., where he died.
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