Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Embattled Ridge
To eliminate this barrier, Cox's div., 23rd A.C. (US) assaulted Bate's position in an action known as the Battle of Utoy Creek. Strongly posted with abatis and head-logs, Bate withstood the frontal attack until forced to withdraw when his left was assailed from the direction of Cascade Springs. Fighting in the ranks of the embattled Confederate defenders of the ridge, was the famous "Orphan Brigade" of Kentucky.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-160.)
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, 1907.
Location. 33° 43.189′ N, 84° 28.411′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of 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. Battle of Utoy Creek (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 LTC Allen P. Julian, Infantry US Army Historian and Past President of the Atlanta Historical Society in 1958 in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.
Also see . . . Battle of Utoy Creek. (Submitted on July 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. More About the Battle of Utoy Creek
This marks the Western position held by Bate's Division (CSA) attached by order to LTG Steven D. Lees's Corps (CSA) for defense of the Railroad lines.
This was the Main attack on 6 August 1864. Bate's Division received a commendation for its being three times assaulted by superior numbers and in capturing two stands of colors from the the Federal Forces engaged. Bate and his division withdrew to the next ridge South West on 7 August 1864. US Forces lost 800 killed and over a thousand wounded and the Confederates lost twenty killed on in this decisive engagement.
— Submitted July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,719 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.