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Column: Mistaken identity case left Confederate soldier dead
by Thornton Kennedy
Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
March 05, 2014 04:14 PM | 99 views | 0
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Thornton Kennedy


On the evening of Feb. 10, 1864, the home of Wesley Gray Collier was the site of series of unfortunate events that proved fatal for one young Confederate soldier.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the estates of George Washington “Wash” Collier and Wesley Gray Collier, which became Ansley Park, Sherwood Forest and Peachtree Heights, respectively. During my research I came across this story, which was too involved to squeeze into my limited word count but was too good not to retell, though the great historian Franklin Garrett does it much more ably in his “Atlanta and Environs.”
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