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King's Brigade

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
1. King's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  July 20, 1864. In Federal advances on Atlanta from the N.E., a gap was left between the 23d A.C. (on Briarcliff Rd.) and Newton’s Div., 4th A.C. on Peachtree Rd. S. of the creek. Two 4th A.C. divisions were shifted E. to occupy the gap.

When both divisions were deployed west from Williams Mill Rd. (Briarcliff), a half-mile interval was held by pickets only. Not until 6 p.m. was the gap occupied by King’s 14th A.C. brigade, shifted E. from Howell Mill Rd. and posted in this sector N. of the creek -- a belated precaution and perhaps unavailing, had Hood [CS] attacked by Plaster’s Bridge Road (Piedmont Rd.) in the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Erected 1987 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-73.)
 
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° 49.079′ N, 84° 22.634′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peachtree Hills Avenue
King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
2. King's Brigade Marker
Looking east on Peachtree Hills Avenue, toward Piedmont Road (the former Plaster's Bridge Road -- Hood's missed opportunity)
NE 0.1 miles east of Virginia Place NE, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in front of the Peachtree Hills Park Recreational Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clement Hoffman Stevens (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peach Tree Creek Crossing (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Saga of Gold Tooth John (approx. ¾ mile away); Newton’s Division (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hardee at Peachtree Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ward’s Div. Deployed (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker of the same title and text on this location erected by the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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