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Fulton County Historical Markers

Newton’s Division


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Newton’s Division
  • Location: Brighton Rd at Peachtree Rd, Atlanta

NEWTON’S DIVISION

July 20, 1864. Gen. John Newton’s div., Howard’s 4th A.C., marching S. from Buckhead, relieved T. J. Wood’s div. this side of Peachtree Cr., & moved to this ridge where two brigades were deployed; Kimball’s W. of, & Blake’s E. of, Peachtree Rd. - Bradley’s in reserve at the rear.

3 of Hardee’s divs., [Confederate], Bate’s, Walker’s, & Maney’s, moved from their intrenched line (.8 mi. S.) at 3:30 P.M. Walker & Maney struck the fronts of Kimball & Blake; Bate, in Clear Creek Valley, outflanked Blake only to face Bradley. Kimball narrowly averted a line-break on his right by changing front & the timely support of Ward’s 20th A.C. division.

060-70 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956