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

Hardee at Peachtree Creek

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By David Seibert, June 15, 2008
1. Hardee at Peachtree Creek Marker
Inscription.  Troops of Gen. W.J. Hardee’s A.C. [CS] were posted in this sector, July 18, 1864, to guard the creek crossings when it was learned that Federal forces were moving toward Atlanta from Pace’s & Power’s Fys., Chattahoochee River.

Wheeler’s Cav. operated in the area N. of the creek to impede the Army of the Cumberland advance. Howard’s 4th A.C., having crossed at Power’s, reached Buckhead that afternoon.

July 19. Wood’s div. of the 4th, moved down the road to force a creek crossing. Hardee’s men withdrew to the S. side, burning the bridge. Wood’s div. crossed under fire & held a bridgehead until relieved by Newton’s division.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-30.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1864.
Location. 33° 48.5′ N, 84° 23.597′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Brighton Road and
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Peachtree Road NE (U.S. 19), in the median on Brighton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newton’s Division (a few steps from this marker); Hardee’s Attack (approx. ¼ mile away); Battlefield of Peachtree Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Montgomery Fy. Rd. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Indian Trail Echota (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Coburn's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Featherston’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 24, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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May. 15, 2021