Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Valley of Utoy Creek
Palmers XIV A.C. marched from N.W. of the city by various roads to this vicinity & was aligned along the North fork of Utoy Creek.
August 5, 1864. Johnson's 1st div. of the Corps moved via Peyton Road to the Henry Bankston House near here, where it was deployed while the 15th and 18th US Regulars forced passage of the creek -- after which the div. crossed to the south side and camped that night.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-152.)
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 year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 33° 44.346′ N, 84° 28.74′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peyton Road, on the left when traveling northTouch 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. Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Extended Siege Lines (approx. 1.8 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 LTC Allen P. Julian, Infantry, US Army, Past President and Historian of the Atlanta Historical Society in 1956 in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.
Regarding The Valley of Utoy Creek. This Marker is on the North Side of Utoy Creek. The prominance of this site is during the Battle of Utoy Creek, GA Aug 1-7, 1864 this was the site of the Combat Crossing of the swolen North branch of Utoy Creek. The only Brigade of Regular Troops in Major General William T. Sherman's Army made the forced combat crossing under intense fire from Confederate Cavalry of Armstrong's Brigade supported by Florida Infantry on the Ridge immediately to the south.
Additional keywords. 15th US Infantry, 18th US Infantry
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,162 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. 2. submitted on February 5, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.