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Fulton County Historical Markers

O’Neal’s Brigade


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: O’Neal’s Brigade
  • Location: Northside Dr. at Collier Rd., Atlanta

O’NEAL’S BRIGADE

O’Neal’s (formerly (Cantey’s) brigade, Walthall’s div. [Confederate] began its assault abreast & on the rt. of Reynolds’. It struck the rt. of Geary’s 20th A.C. div. [Union] posted on Collier Rd., forcing Geary to refuse Candy’s brigade (in part) together with Ireland’s & Jones’, down the slope N.W. to the ravine where its juncture with the left of Williams’ div. formed a re-entrant angle.

O’Neal’s men [Confederate] charged down the slope, in front of Geary’s refused line, into the angle. They penetrated the Federal line at this critical point, the while assailing Geary’s flank & rear in spite of artillery fire on rt. & left. Lacking support, O’Neal was forced back.

060-44 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955