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Fulton County Historical Markers

Coburn’s Brigade


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Coburn’s Brigade
  • Location: Collier Rd at west end of Seaboard Railroad bridge, Atlanta

COBURN’S BRIGADE

Four regiments – 33d & 85th Ind., 19th Mich. & 22d Wis. – Col. John Coburn’s brigade, Ward’s 3d div., 20th A.C., were posted in this sector – the 22d Wis. on the ridge as skirmishers, the other three in the ravine N. of the road.

The left of Featherston’s brigade [Confederate], swept N. across the road, driving & pursuing the 22d Wis. down the slope, only to be assailed in turn by Coburn’s regiments advancing from the ravine, aided by the left of Harrison’s & the right of Wood’s brigades.

Featherston withdrew to the barricades at the road, but a lack of support on right & left forced his withdrawal.

060-36 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955