Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Utoy Creek
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. Marker is at the intersection of Cascade 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. The Embattled Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 0.8 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); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 2˝ 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.
Related markers. 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 June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,919 times since then and 27 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.