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Fulton County Historical Markers

Wood’s Brigade


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Wood’s Brigade
  • Location: Collier Rd just east of Seaboard RR bridge, Atlanta

WOOD’S BRIGADE

Col. James Wood’s brigade, Ward’s div., [US] was the left of the 20th A.C. line. It was posted in the ravine N. of Collier Rd. where its left joined Kimball’s brigade, Newton’s div. 4th A.C. Featherston’s [Confederate] attack was delayed by skirmishers while Wood deployed his 4 regts. to meet it ~ a counter-assault that drove the Mississippians up the slope. An attempt to penetrate the Fed. Line between Wood & Kimball was prevented by the 73d & 55th Ohio regts.

Driven to & S. of the rd., Featherston made an effort to dislodge Wood’s troops from rail barricades there, but lack of support on his left & right forced his withdrawal.

060-34 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955