|Latitude 34 North|
Historic Markers Across Georgia
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek
July 20, 1864. Ward´s 20th A.C. div. crossed a short distance downstream, leaving the artillery on this side, because of difficult terrain south of the creek.
Moving S.W., it occupied the section between Geary´s div. (W. of Collier´s Mill), & the right of Newton´s 4th A.C. div. astride Peachtree Rd. at the hill-top this side of Collier Road.
This completed the Fed. alignment between Clear Creek (on the E.) & Howell Mill Rd. (on the W.), against which Hood launched his attack at 3:30 P.M., -- the first of his sorties from Atlanta -- the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
GHM 060-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956