Historic Markers Across Georgia



Bate's Division



Marker ID: GHM 060-72
Location: Piedmont Rd at Westminster Dr, Piedmont Park,
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 47.588    W 084° 22.362
  33.793133    -84.3727
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X3V
Bate's Division Marker  



Text:

The outer Atlanta defense line crossed Clear Cr. a short distance S. W. of Walker´s (or Jones´) Mill (just below the present R.R. bridge).

July 20, 1864, the right of Bate´s division (rt. Of Hardee´s corp) [Confederate] rested on Clear Creek. From this sector Bate´s div moved N.W. to attack Newton´s 4th A.C. div. posted on the ridge just above Collier Rd. Bate led off in the concerted attack by Hardee´s & Stewart´s corp. (by division obliquely in echelon) ~ his route through the forest wilderness just west of Clear Creek. In line E. of the creek was Hood´s old corps (under Gen. B. F. Cheatham) ~ not actively engaged in the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

GHM 060-72 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION - 1956



 

 

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