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Newton’s Division

 
 
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By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
1. Newton’s Division Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Gen. John Newton’s div., Howard’s 4th A.C., marching S. from Buckhead, relieved T. J. Wood’s div., this side of Peachtree Cr., & moved to this ridge where two brigades were deployed: Kimball’s W. of, & Blake’s E. of, Peachtree Rd. -- Bradley’s in reserve at the rear.

3 of Hardee’s divs., [CS], Bate’s, Walker’s, & Maney’s, moved from their intrenched line (.8 mi. S.) at 3:30 P.M. Walker & Maney struck the fronts of Kimball & Blake; Bate, in Clear Creek Valley outflanked Blake only to face Bradley. Kimball narrowly averted a line-break on his right by changing front & the timely support of Ward’s 20th A.C. division.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.496′ N, 84° 23.584′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Brighton Road 0 miles from Peachtree Road (U.S. 19), in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hardee at Peachtree Creek (a few steps from this marker); Hardee’s Attack
Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
2. Newton’s Division Marker
Looking east on Brighton Road, to the Brookwood Hills Subdivision
(approx. ¼ mile away); Battlefield of Peachtree Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); The Indian Trail Echota (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Newton’s Division. These skirmishes were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
3. Newton’s Division Marker
Looking west at Peachtree Road and the Piedmont Hospital in the background
Newton’s Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 27, 2010
4. Newton’s Division Marker
The marker stands opposite the exit of a parking garage
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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