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Hardee at Peachtree Creek



Marker ID: GHM 060-30
Location: Brighton Rd at Peachtree Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.500    W 084° 23.597
  33.808333    -84.39328
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X3P
Hardee at Peachtree Creek  Marker  



Text:

Troops of Gen. W.J. Hardee´s A.C. [Confederate] were posted in this sector, July 18, 1864, to guard the creek crossings when it was learned that Federal forces were moving toward Atlanta from Pace´s & Power´s Fys., Chattahoochee River.

Wheeler´s Cav. operated in the area N. of the creek to impede the Army of the Cumberland advance. Howard´s 4th A.C., having crossed at Power´s, reached Buckhead that afternoon.

July 19. Wood´s div. of the 4th, moved down the road to force a creek crossing. Hardee´s men withdrew to the S. side, burning the bridge. Wood´s div. crossed under fire & held a bridgehead until relieved by Newton´s division.

GHM 060-30 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955



 

 

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