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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

August 06, 1864

Battle of Utoy Creek

The Battle of Utoy Creek took place southwest of Atlanta. The Union forces attempted to capture the railroad junction at East Point by making two frontal assaults on Confederate forces entrenched there. Both times they were repulsed. The engagement was small - Union casualties were around 300, while the Confederates only lost 20 men. Still, the Confederate victory convinced Sherman to abandon frontal attacks on Atlanta’s defenders.

Image of Battle of Utoy Creek Battle of Utoy Creek Historical Marker
Don Hogan
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