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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Valley of Utoy Creek

 
 
The Valley of Utoy Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Major L. Perry Bennett, Jr., Army Historian, August 12, 2008
1. The Valley of Utoy Creek Marker
Photo by Sarahlyn Davies Bennett
Inscription. Federal Forces conducting siege operations on North & West fronts of Atlanta's fortified lines were, at intervals, moved S. toward East Point, in attempts to seize the 2 railroads that entered the city from the Southwest.

Palmers XIV A.C. marched from N.W. of the city by various roads to this vicinity & was aligned along the North fork of Utoy Creek.

August 5, 1864. Johnson's 1st div. of the Corps moved via Peyton Road to the Henry Bankston House near here, where it was deployed while the 15th and 18th US Regulars forced passage of the creek -- after which the div. crossed to the south side and camped that night.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-152.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.346′ N, 84° 28.74′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peyton Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Bridge over the North Fork of Utoy Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.4 miles
The Valley of Utoy Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Byron Hooks
2. The Valley of Utoy Creek Marker
away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Ezra Ch. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lick Skillet Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Siege Lifted (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This Marker was submitted to the Georgia Historical Commission by LTC Allen P. Julian, Infantry, US Army, Past President and Historian of the Atlanta Historical Society in 1956 in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.
 
Regarding The Valley of Utoy Creek. This Marker is on the North Side of Utoy Creek. The prominance of this site is during the Battle of Utoy Creek, GA Aug 1-7, 1864 this was the site of the Combat Crossing of the swolen North branch of Utoy Creek. The only Brigade of Regular Troops in Major General William T. Sherman's Army made the forced combat crossing under intense fire from Confederate Cavalry of Armstrong's Brigade supported by Florida Infantry on the Ridge immediately to the south.
 
Additional keywords. 15th US Infantry, 18th US Infantry
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,244 times since then. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.   2. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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