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

Federal Crossings

 
 
Federal Crossings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 17, 2010
1. Federal Crossings Marker
Inscription.  Opposition by Confederate forces to Federal crossings of Peachtree Cr., were more formidable westward than eastward, because of high, wooded ridges on the south bank. Two days of severe conflict were required by the 14th Corps [US] to effect lodgments on this side.

July 19, 1864. Two brigades forced a passage at the mouth of Green Bone Cr., 5 mi. W., supported by a third beyond Nancy’s Cr. Two brigades of Baird’s div. managed a night crossing at Howell’s Mills on an improvised bridge.

July 20. Johnson’s entire div. [US] followed Baird, & 1.5 mi. W., Morgan’s brigade after a 24 hour fight at Moore’s Mill, gained the high bluff.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-53.)
 
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 19, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 49.417′ N, 84° 24.959′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Buckhead. Marker is on Howell Mill
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Road, 0.1 miles south of Peachtree Battle Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker stands just to the south of the Howell Mill bridge over Peachtree Creek. 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. Reynold’s Brigade (here, next to this marker); Howell's Mills (here, next to this marker); Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Geary’s Three Bridges (approx. half a mile away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. 0.9 miles away); O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.9 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Federal Crossings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 18, 2010
2. Federal Crossings Marker
Looking north on Howell Mill Road, with two other Georgia Historical markers visible at the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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