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Fulton County Historical Markers

Ward’s Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Ward’s Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek
  • Location: Fairhaven Circle at Peachtree Rd., Atlanta

WARD’S DIV. CROSSED PEACHTREE CREEK

July 20, 1864. Ward’s 20th A.C. div. crossed a short distance downstream, leaving the artillery on this side, because of difficult terrain south of the creek.

Moving S.W., it occupied the section between Geary’s div. (W. of Collier’s Mill), & the right of Newton’s 4th A.C. div. astride Peachtree Rd. at the hill-top this side of Collier Road.

This completed the Fed. alignment between Clear Creek (on the E.) & Howell Mill Rd. (on the W.), against which Hood launched his attack at 3:30 P.M., – the first of his sorties from Atlanta – the Battle of Peachtree Creek.

060-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956