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Fulton County Historical Markers

Featherston’s Brigade


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

FEATHERSTON’S BRIGADE

Gen. W.S. Featherston’s Mississippi brigade of Loring’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [Confederate] together with Scott’s brigade (on his left), advanced from trenches at & near Loring’s Hill .9 mile S.W.

Traversing a broken area of tangled forest, the brigade crossed Tanyard Branch under fire of Geary’s batteries west of it & struck Collier Road in this sector.

Dislodging Coburn’s skirmishers - the 22d Wis. posted behind rail barricades at the S. side of the rd., the brigade moved down the slope N. toward Coburn’s & Wood’s positions. Pressed back to the abandoned barricades, front & flank attacks forced its withdrawal.

060-35 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955