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The Battle of Peachtree Creek - Civil War in GA

The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Peachtree Creek fought on July 20, 1864 during the American Civil War. The Confederate order of Battle is listed separately.


The Federal Forces Engaged[1][2]


Abbreviations used

Military rank

Other
  • w = wounded
  • mw = mortally wounded
  • k = killed

 


 

 

XIV Corps

MG John M. Palmer


 

 

 

XX Corps

MG Joseph Hooker

Escort: 15th Illinois Cavalry, Company K, Capt. William Duncan

 

 



Notes:

  1. On the morning of July 20, the 1st and 3rd divisions were about two miles west were the IV Corps had crossed the Peach Tree creek the day before. The 1st and 3rd divisions were to support Gen. Schofield’s advance. Gen. Newton and been ordered to relieve Gen. Wood’s division and that he should report to Gen. Thomas. Gen. Wood was to close up on Gen. Stanley on the Decatur Road. [3]

  2. Only the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division of the XIV Corps was involved. In his after action report, Brig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson states:

    July 20 the creek was crossed, the troops thrown in line, amid temporary breast-works constructed. About 3 p. m. a heavy fire began along the whole line of the Twentieth Corps, gradually approaching us, and finally involving my First Brigade (McCooks), which repulsed every attack made upon it, with slight loss. My efficient and gallant assistant adjutant-general, E. T. Wells, was severely wounded. [4]

  3. aAssumed command on May 22, 1864.
  4. bWounded May 14, 1864.
  5. cSick from July 10 until July 25; resumed command on latter date.
  6. dWounded June 27, 1864.
  7. eLtc. Edgar D. Swain was wounded on June 3, 1864. Maj. Frederick A. Atwater assumed command on August 8, 1864.
  8. fRelieved on June 24, 1864.
  9. gSick from July 3 until August 23, 1864.
  10. hOrder to Chattanooga on July 27, 1864.
  11. iOrder to Marietta on July 28, 1864.
  12. jWounded May 25, 1864.
  13. mThe 31st Wisconsin did not arrive until July 21, 1864, the day after the battle.

    Regiment arrived at Nashville June 10, and was assigned to post command, to perform city provost-guard duty. On July 16, orders having been received from Major-General Thomas, commanding Department of the Cumberland, transferring the regiment from the Fourth Division, Twentieth Corps, to the Third Brigade, First Division, Twentieth Corps, and ordering the regiment to proceed at once to the front, the regiment proceeded via Chattanooga to Marietta, Ga., by rail, from which place it marched to the army at the front on the south side of the Chattahoochee River, where it arrived and reported to Colonel Robinson, commanding brigade, on the morning of July 21, 1864.[6]

  14. nThe 7th Ohio did not see action at the battle of Peachtree Creek.

    On July 11, with the regiment's term of enlistment having expired and the 7th Ohio was mustered out. Men who wished to continue serving in the army were transferred to the 5th Ohio, while the others left the front for their withdrawal from active service.[7][8]

  15. oThe 27th Pennsylvania did not see action at the battle of Peachtree Creek. Mustered out on May 23, 1864.
  16. pConsoladated with the 102nd New York on July 12, 1864.

References

  1. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. No. 1, p 71
  2. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. No. 11, p 202
  3. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. No. 90, p 524
  4. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. No. 181, p 43
  5. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. No. 203, p 112
  6. Wikipedia - 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Withdrawal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Ohio_Infantry#Withdrawald
  7. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 1, O.R. 2, P 98
  8. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: OFFICAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES; Published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington: Government Printing Office; 1890-91. Series I, Volume 38, Part 2, O.R. 240, P 295
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