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Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek



Marker ID: GHM 060-23
Location: Fairhaven Circle at Peachtree Road, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.068    W 084° 23.330
  33.8178    -84.38883
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM28AF
Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker  



Text:

July 19, 1864. Wood´s & Newton´s 4th A.C. divs. moving S. from Buckhead to effect crossings at Peachtree Cr. found the bridge burned. Wood improvised one & crossed two brigades which after a sharp contest with Hardee´s troops [Confederate], drove them to the high ground southward.

Wood held the bridge-head S. of the creek until relieved at dark by Newton´s div. which moved forward the next day to the battlefield of Peachtree Creek near Collier Rd.

Wood´s div. camped -- night of July 19 -- at Buckhead & the next morning it followed Stanley´s route to join Schofield at Pea Vine Cr.

GHM 060-23 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954



 

 

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