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The Battle of Peachtree Creek Plaque 2 - Forces Engaged



Marker ID: GHM/GCWCC 
Location: At the entrance to Tanyard Creek Park on Collier Rd.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.630    W 084° 24.194
  33.810500    -084.403233
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7MRJ
The Battle of Peachtree Creek Plaque 2 - Forces Engaged Marker  



Text:

The Federal Forces Engaged

(Sherman’s right wing)

 

The Army of the Cumberland Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas

Fourth Corps. *

2nd Division Brig. Gen. John Newton

(Kimball’s, Blake’s and Bradley’s brigades)

 

Fourteenth Corps.**

1st Division

1st Brigade Col. Anson G. McCook

 

Twentieth Corps.

1st Division Brig. Gen. Joseph Hooker

(Knipe’s, Ruger’s and Roberson’s brigades)

2nd Division Brig. Gen. John W. Geary

(Candy’s, Jones’ and Ireland’s brigades)

3rd Division Brig. Gen. Wm. T. Ward

(Harrison’s, Coburn’s and Wood’s brigades)

 

Estimated strength of troops actually engaged: 21,153

Actual losses (killed, wounded and missing): 1,779

* Less 1st and 3rd divisions. ** One brigade only.

 

 

The Confederate Forces Engaged

(Hardee’s and Stewart’s corps)

 

The Army of Tennessee Gen. John B. Hood

Hardee’s Corps Lieut. Gen.      Wm. J. Hardee

Maney’s Division *       Brig. Gen. George Maney

(Maney’s, Wright’s, Strah’s and Vaughan’s brigades)

Walker’s Division         Maj. Gen. Wm. H. T. Walker

(Mercer’s, Gist’s and Steven’s brigades)

Bate’s Division           Maj. Gen. Wm. B. Bate

(Tyler’s, Lewis’ and Finley’s brigades)

 

Stewart’s Corps           Lieut. Gen. Alex. P. Stewart

Loring’s Division           Maj. Gen. Wm. W. Loring

(Featherson’s and Scott’s brigades)

Walthall’s Division        Maj. Gen. Edward C. Walthall

(Cantey’s and Reynolds’ brigades)

 

Estimated strength of troops actually engaged: 18,455

Estimated losses (killed, wounded and missing): 4,796

 

*Actually Cheatham’s, Maj. Gen. B. F. Cheatham was in temporary

Command of Hood’s Corps. East of Atlanta.

 

Georgia Historic Commission  - Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission 

Place 1964






 
Notes:

Maker style - Mounted Plaque - one of 6 plaques located here.


The Battle of Peachtree Creek by Col. Samuel Taylor U.S.M.C. (Ret.)

Battle Summary: Peachtree Creek, CWSAC

Battle of Peachtree Creek - Wikipedia

Tanyard Creek Park - Buckhead

 

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