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Fulton County Historical Markers

Rt. of 20th A.C. Line


  • Source: Byron Hooks
  • Marker: Rt. of 20th A.C. Line
  • Location: 2191 Howell Mill Rd at Glenbrook Dr, Atlanta

RT. OF 20TH A.C. LINE

July 20, 1864. In the Battle of Peachtree Creek the right of the federal 20th A.C. (Ruger’s brigade, Williams’ division) rested on Howell Mill Road in this vicinity. The line was prolonged west to the Chattahoochee River by the 14th A.C., R. W. Johnson’s 1st division [US] connecting with the 20th. Anson McCook’s brigade (Johnson’s division) was involved in the Confederate attack by the left of Reynolds’ brigade of Walthall’s division which struck Ruger’s front. Otherwise, 14th A.C. troops were preoccupied with a threatened attack by two brigades of French’s division [Confederate] which supported Walthall’s left flank west of the Hiram Embry house.

GHM 060-59

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1955