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

Confederate Entrenchments: 1864

 
 
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By Mrs. Sarahlyn Davies Bennett, May 10, 2009
1. Confederate Entrenchments 1864 Marker
Looking northwest toward the Union positions of the 23rd Army Corps and 14th Army Corps USA and the aain assault at Utoy Creek at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve 1 1/4 mile in the distance.
Inscription.  

This line of works in Adams Park is one of the few remaining sections of the exterior portion of Atlanta's defenses designed as a barrier to Federal attempts to cut the two railroads that enter the city from the S.W. Built about August 1 it joined the main line city fortifications at W. Fair and Ashby Sts., from where it ran SW to East Point - later prolonged and ran to Thames' Mill in Clayton County. Manned by troops of Hardee's and S. D. Lee's corps, it withstood all attempts to seize it & was abandoned only when the Federals cut the railroads at Fairburn and Jonesboro.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-161.)
 
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.
 
Location. 33° 42.621′ N, 84° 27.858′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Adams Park Golf Course 1.2 miles from Campbellton Road. Located
The View Today image. Click for full size.
By Mrs. Sarahlyn Davies Bennett, May 10, 2009
2. The View Today
Looking northwest from the former lines of Bates Division CSA immediately after the main assault on their advanced position along the Sandtown (Campbellton) Road, at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Major General William B. Bate was wounded near this site while inspecting his lines.
on the prominent hill upon the Adams Park Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kilpatrick’s Cavalry on the Newnan Stage Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort McPherson (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Valley of Utoy Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. The marker was submitted by Mr. Wilbur Kurtz, Historian and Artist and member of the Atlanta Historical Society in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.
 
Regarding Confederate Entrenchments: 1864. The Marker in placed on a prominent hill, where the Entrenchments of Bates Confederate Division occupied immediately, after withdrawing from their advanced position in the vicinity of the Cascade Nature Preserve. Major General William B. Bate was wounded here on 10 August 1864 while observing significant skirmish and attempt to secure the position by Cox and Hascalls division's of the 23rd Army Corps and portions of the 14th AC to the North
 
Additional keywords. Siege Lines SW Atlanta, Bates Lines, Clayburn's Lines, Bate Wounded at Utoy
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Creek Aug 10, 1864
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,643 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 14, 2020