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

Battle of Utoy Creek

Battle of Utoy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Major L. Perry Bennett, Jr., Army Historian
1. Battle of Utoy Creek Marker
Looking west from the base of the ridge defended by Lewis's Kentucky "Orphan Brigade" and Tylers Tennessee Brigade of Bates Divison (CSA) during the Main Attack.
Inscription.  Federal siege operations not only involved the encircling line of Atlanta's defenses, but threatened the 2 railroads S.W. of the city. Pursuant thereto, Federal forces after the Battle of Ezra Church were shifted S., only to be confronted by a line of Confederate works west of and parallel to the railroads.

Blocking this southward drift, Bate's division of Hardees A.C. (CSA) was posted on a ridge West of the main line and South of the Sandtown Rd. Aug 6, 1864: Cox's div., 23d A.C. (USA), moving from N. of the road vainly attempted to dislodge Bate, who withdrew only when outflanked by Hascall's div. Cascade Avenue was the old Sandtown Road.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-159.)
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 August 6, 1996.
Location. 33° 43.192′ N, 84° 28.397′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Audobon Forest. Marker
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is at the intersection of Cascade Road (Georgia Route 154) and Woodland Terrace, on the right when traveling west on Cascade Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Embattled Ridge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Extended Siege Lines (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Valley of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. This marker was submitted to the Georgia Historical Commission by Col. Allen P. Julian, Infantry, US Army, Historian and President of the Atlanta Historical Society in 1958 in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.
Regarding Battle of Utoy Creek. Major General Jacob D. Cox Division of the XXIII Army Corps USA attacked from immediately north of this position while its left joined with the XIV Army Corps also attacking on 6 August 1864.
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Battle of Utoy Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mrs. Sarahlyn Davies Bennett, Contributor BBC, August 6, 2009
2. Battle of Utoy Creek Marker
Local Atlanta Artist Mark Stewart, Commander USN, Retired and Major Perry Bennett view the painting by Mr. Stewart on the 145th Anniversary of the Main Attack at Utoy Creek on Cascade Road, SW Atlanta, GA
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Utoy Creek by markers.
Also see . . .  The Battle of Utoy Creek. (Submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Brigadier General Lewis's Kentucky Orphan Brigade, CSA and Tylers Tennessee Brigade, CSA, Washington Artillery Battery, CSA, Major General Jacob D. Cox, Brigadier General Joseph Riley, Defense of East Point Railroads
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 4,153 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2014, by Michael J. Horn of Atlanta, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.   2. submitted on August 6, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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