Historic Markers Across Georgia

Stevenson's Division

Marker ID: GHM 060-77
Location: Dutch Valley Rd at Monroe Dr, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 47.506    W 084° 22.033
  33.791766    -84.36721
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2XTZ
Stevenson's Division Marker  


A point in the intrenched line held by General Carter L. Stevenson´s division of the Cheatham´s (formerly Hood´s) A.C. [Confederate] ~ a sector of Atlanta´s outer defense line. July 18-22, 1864.

Stevenson´s troops were on the right of Bate´s division (Hardee´s A.C.), [Confederate] which rested on Clear Creek at Walker´s (or Jones´) Mill near North end of Piedmont Park. Bate´s troops led off in the attack on Federal forces northward, in the Battle of Peachtree Creek, July 20, a battle confined to the west side of Clear Creek.

Cheatham held this sector as a barrier to Federal forces North and East until ordered to withdraw to defenses nearer the city, July 22.

GHM 060-77 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1956