Historic Markers Across Georgia



Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek



Marker ID: GHM 060-29
Location: Fairhaven Circle at Peachtree Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.068    W 084° 23.333
  33.8178    -84.38888
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X3A
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker  



Text:

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



 

 

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