Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battlefield of Peachtree Creek

Marker ID: GHM 060-31
Location: Palisades Road near Peachtree Road, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.290    W 084° 23.600
  33.804833    -84.39333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2HF2
Battlefield of Peachtree Creek  Marker  


Lt. Gen. John B. Hood, on taking command of the Army of Tennessee [Confederate], July 18, 1864, began aggressive action against the Federal approach to Atlanta from upper Chattahoochee crossings.

July 20. Hood´s 1st move was to attack Thomas´ Army of the Cumberland before it crossed Peachtree Cr., but a delay in Confederate deployment enabled the Federals to gain positions south of the creek.

Battle was joined in this area. Beginning in Clear Creek valley on the E., it moved progressively W. to Howell Mill Rd. -- the sanguinary fields bisected by Collier Rd.

GHM 060-31 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955