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.
||Georgia Historic Marker
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 33° 45.220 W 84° 21.0936.
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.
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