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Fulton County Historical Markers

Wood’s & Newton’s Div. at Peachtree Creek


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Wood’s & Newton’s Div. at Peachtree Creek
  • Location: Fairhaven Circle at Peachtree Rd., Atlanta

WOOD’S & NEWTON’S DIVS. AT PEACHTREE CREEK

July 19, 1864. Wood’s & Newton’s 4th A.C. divs. moving S. from Buckhead to effect crossings at Peachtree Cr. found the bridge burned. Wood improvised one & crossed two brigades which after a sharp contest with Hardee’s troops [Confederate], drove them to the high ground southward.

Wood held the bridge-head S. of the creek until relieved at dark by Newton’s div. which moved forward the next day to the battlefield of Peachtree Creek near Collier Rd.

Wood’s div. camped – night of July 19 – at Buckhead & the next morning it followed Stanley’s route to join Schofield at Pea Vine Cr.

060-23 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1954