Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek – GHM 060-29 - Atlanta, GA
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N 33° 49.068 W 084° 23.333
16S E 741676 N 3745020
Quick Description: Battle of Peachtree Creek - July 20, 1864. Ward's 20th A.C. div. crossed a short distance downstream, leaving the artillery on this side, because of difficult terrain south of the creek.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 10:08:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM1X3A
WARD'S DIV. CROSSED PEACHTREE CREEK
July 20, 1864. Ward's 20th A.C. div. crossed a short distance downstream, leaving the artillery on this side, because of difficult terrain south of the creek.
Moving S.W., it occupied the section between Geary's div. (W. of Collier's Mill), & the right of Newton's 4th A.C. div. astride Peachtree Rd. at the hill-top this side of Collier Road.
This completed the Fed. alignment between Clear Creek (on the E.) & Howell Mill Rd. (on the W.), against which Hood launched his attack at 3:30 P.M., -- the first of his sorties from Atlanta -- the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
GHM 060-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956
Located on east side of Peachtree St at the intersection with Peachtree Hills Ave, just north of where Peachtree Rd. crosses Peachtree Creek.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: GHM 060-29
Sponsor: Not listed
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