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Fulton County Historical Markers

O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine
  • Location: Northside Dr. at Overbrook Dr., Atlanta

O’NEAL’S BRIGADE AT THE RAVINE

July 20, 1864. Not until O’Neal’s Alabama & Mississippi troops [Confederate] plunged down the wooded slope from Collier Rd., did the formation of Geary’s [Union] refused line & the re-entrant angle created thereby, become apparent to them.

Geary’s right (Jones’ brigade) joined the left of Williams’ div. on ridge N. of the ravine.

Being in low ground & beset on each flank by cross-fire, O’Neal’s left pushed forward to a temporary line-break, while his right swung around to assail Geary’s line flank & rear. By stubborn fighting & O’Neal’s lack of support, Geary was able to hold his position.

060-45 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955