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

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.

Harrow's Div. 15th A.C. (about 292 feet away) ; Site: The Pope House (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; The Railroad Cut (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Brig. Gen. A.M. Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Springvale Park (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; The DeGress Battery (approx. 0.5 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) ; Restoring the Line (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Leggett's Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; McPherson's Last Ride (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Noon Under the Trees (approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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


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