Historic Markers Across Georgia

Geary's Div. to Peachtree Creek

Marker ID: GHM 060-55
Location: Peachtree Battle Ave at Arden Rd, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.430    W 084° 24.597
  33.823833    -84.40995
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2ETY
Geary's Div. to Peachtree Creek Marker  


July 19, 1864. Geary´s Div. 20th A.C [Federal] camped the previous night Paces ferry Road (at Arden) Moving S.W. on the ridge E. of Green Bone Cr. by a road more or less identical with Arden. Geary´s intonation was to cross Peachtree Cr. at Howell´s Mill. Learning that Palmer´s 14th A.C. was there, Geary shifted his column to the southward near Hiram Casey house and headed for a point .7 mi. above the mills.

On the wooded ridge in the bend of the cr. S. on the hills was massed: 2 batteries were trained on the hills opposite & timber was cut & shaped for a rapid bridging of the stream.

GHM 060-55 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1955