Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Embattled Ridge



Marker ID: GHM 060-160
Location: Cascade Ave between Dodson Rd and Woodland Terrace, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 43.1832    W 084° 28.4166
  33.71972    -84.47361
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3ZC3
The Embattled Ridge  Marker  



Text:

August 6, 1864. The ridge just south (densely wooded at the time) was fortified and held by General W.B. Bate´s division, Hardee´s A.C. [Confederate]. It extended west from the Atlanta to East Point works, and blocked further Federal moves toward the railroad.

To eliminate this barrier, Cox´s division, 23d A.C. [USA] assaulted Bate´s position in an action known as the battle of Utoy Creek. Strongly posted with abates and head-logs, Bate withstood the frontal attack until forced to withdraw when his left was assailed from the direction of Cascade Springs. Fighting in the ranks of the embattled Confederate defenders of the ridge, was the famous "Orphan Brigade" of Kentucky.

GHM 060-160 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1958



 

 

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