Geary's Division

Geary's Division (HMRIZ)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30318 Fulton County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 48.652', W 84° 24.231'

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July 20, 1864. Gen. J. W. Geary's 2d div., 20th A.C. [US] occupied this ridge which was some 300 yds. in advance of Williams' 1st div. on his rt., & Ward's 3d, on his left — all facing southward.

His three brigades: Candy's, Jones' & Ireland's were massed on the ridge together with Aleshire's artillery. These troops were from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Ohio; most of them had served under Geary at Gettysburg.

This commanding ridge, overlook Tanyard Branch valley, was the critical point of the Federal position — the objective of Confederate assaults by Walthall's & Loring's divs. of Stewart's A.C. [CS] on the Federal center.
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HM NumberHMRIZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number060-41
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740310 N 3744216
Decimal Degrees33.81086667, -84.40385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 48.652', W 84° 24.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 48' 39.12" N, 84° 24' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2003-2099 Walthall Dr NW, Atlanta GA 30318, US
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