Monument

Benton's & Coltart's Brigades

Battle of Atlanta



Benton's & Coltart's Brigades, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2007/11/12 14:02:43
1. Benton's & Coltart's Brigades
 

Inscription:
Benton's & Coltart's Brigades


July 22, 1864. When Brown’s (formerly Hindman’s) div., Cheatham’s A.C. (CSA) attacked the Fed. Line E. of here, Benton’s Mississippi & Coltart’s Alabama brigades struck Harrow’s div. of the 15th A.C. (US), dislodging Williams’ & Oliver’s brigades. Simultaneously, Manigault seized Martin’s & Lightburn’s line astride the Ga. R.R. northward – a combined action that displaced four Federal brigades on a half-mile front which they later recovered by reinforced counter-assaults.

Col. Samuel Benton, wounded in the battle, was carried to the rear and later removed to a hospital at Griffin, Ga., where he died.

060-103 Georgia Historic Marker 1984





This monument markers the location of a were the solder was killed or wounded.

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
GHM 060-103


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 33° 45.220  W 84° 21.0936. Map it


To reach this monument:
Marker is at the intersection of Boulevard Street and Walthall Street on Boulevard Street, Atlanta, GA



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Atlanta Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Brown's & Clayton's Divs. (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Baker's Brigade (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Attack from the West (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; McPherson Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Death of McPherson (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Historic Ground-1864 (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Cleburne's Division in the Federal Rear (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Augustus Hurt House (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Fuller's Division 16th A.C. (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Cleburne Outflanked Left Wing, 17th A.C. (approx. 1 miles away) ; Mersy's Brigade (approx. 1 miles away) ; Maney's Div. in the Battle of Atlanta (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; An Unexpected Clash (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.








Classification:
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 29, 2020. This page has been viewed 9 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 29, 2020. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 29, 2020. Photos: 1 was submitted on 08/29/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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