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The Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20, 1864 - Forces Engaged – Fulton Co., GA
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N 33° 48.630 W 084° 24.194
16S E 740368 N 3744177
Quick Description: The Battle of Peachtree Creek plaques are located t the entrance to Tanyard Creek Park on Collier Rd., Atlanta, GA. There are a total of 6 plaques.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2009 11:19:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM7MRJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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The Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20, 1864 - Forces Engaged – Fulton Co., GA


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
Placed 1964

Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: None

Date: 1964

Sponsor: Georgia Historic Commission - Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission

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