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Fulton County Historical Markers

The Embattled Ridge


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: The Embattled Ridge
  • Location: Cascade Ave. between Dodson Rd. and Woodland Terrace, Atlanta

THE EMBATTLED RIDGE

Aug. 6, 1864. The ridge just S. (densely wooded at the time) was fortified & held by General W.B. Bate’s div., Hardee’s A.C. [Confederate]. It extended W. from the Atlanta to East Point works, & blocked further Federal moves toward the railroads.

To eliminate this barrier, Cox’s div., 23d A.C. [USA] assaulted Bate’s position in an action known as the Battle of Utoy Creek. Strongly posted with abatis & head-logs, Bate withstood the frontal attack until forced to withdraw when his left was assailed from the direction of Cascade Springs. Fighting in the ranks of the embattled Confederate defenders of the ridge, was the famous “Orphan Brigade” of Kentucky.

060-160 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958