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Fulton County Historical Markers

Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek
  • Location: Peachtree Battle Ave at Arden Rd, Atlanta

GEARY’S DIVISION TO PEACHTREE CREEK

July 19, 1864. Geary’s div., 20th A.C [Federal] camped the previous night on Paces Fy. Rd. (at Arden). Moving S.W. on the ridge E. of Green Bone Cr., by a road more or less identical with Arden, Geary’s intention was to cross Peachtree Cr. at Howell’s Mills. Learning that Palmer’s 14th A.C. was there, Geary shifted his column to the southward near Hiram Casey house & headed for a point .7 mi. above the mills.

On the wooded ridge in the bend of the cr. S. the div. was massed; 2 batteries were trained on the hills opposite & timber was cut & shaped for a rapid bridging of the stream.

060-55 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955