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Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Reynolds’ Brigade at the Ravine
  • Location: Spring Lake Dr. at Collier Rd., Atlanta

REYNOLDS’ BRIGADE AT THE RAVINE

July 20, 1864. Four regiments of Reynolds’ Arkansas brigade, Walthall’s div., Stewart’s A.C., [Confederate] having deployed abreast at old Mt. Zion Ch., moved in a right oblique across Howell Mill & Collier rds. into the wooded ravine.

The assault fell upon Knipe’s & Robinson’s brigades, Williams’ div., 20th A.C. [Union] posted, with artillery, on the far side (N.) of the ravine.

Subjected to enfilading fire from right & left & with no support but Selden’s battery [Confederate] on the left. Reynolds’ brigade was forced to withdraw, after a second attempt to cross the ravine.

060-46 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955