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Battle of Utoy Creek



Marker ID: GHM 060-159
Location: Cascade Avenue just west of Woodland Terrace, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 43.192    W 084° 28.411
  33.719866    -84.47351
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3ZDC
Battle of Utoy Creek  Marker  



Text:

Federal siege operations not only involved the encircling line of Atlanta´s defenses, but threatened the two railroads South West of the city. Pursuant thereto, Federal forces after the battle of Ezra Church, were shifted South only to be confronted by a line of Confederate works West of and parallel; to the railroads.

Blocking the southward drift, Bate´s division of Hardee´s A.C. [Confederate] was posted on a ridge west of the main line and South of Sandtown Road August 6, 1864: Cox´s division, 23d A.C. [USA], moving from north of the road vainly attempted to dislodge Bate, who withdrew only when outflanked by Hascall´s division. Cascade Avenue was then old Sandtown Road.

GHM 060-159 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1958



 

 

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