Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack
Utoy Creek Military Battlefield Park
Third Division 23rd Corps Attack
At 0830 hours, August 6, 1864, the advanced elements of Cox's Divison (USA), Riley's and Byrd's Brigades advanced to Sandtown Road (now Cascade) and deployed skirmishers to get around the flank of the Confederate Army of Tennessee - Bate's Division (CSA) attached to S.D. Lee's Corps. Cox was drawn in by advanced elements of the 2nd and 4th KY Infantry (CSA) on a ridge south east, heavily wooded and fortified. The attack was unsuccessful with 850 total casualties (USA) and the loss of the Colors of the US 8th Tennessee and 123rd Indiana Infantry to Tyler's Tennessee Brigade entrenched immediately south. US forces were caught in a closed horseshoe valley.
Second Division 23rd Corps Attack
At 1130 hours, August 6, 1864, the advanced elements of Hascall's Division (USA), GEN Strickland's and COL Swayne's Brigades advanced across the Sandtown Road (now Cascade)and deployed with skirmishers facing south. They made a Combat Crossing of South Utoy Creek, to get around the flank of the Confederate Army of Tennessee - Bates Division (CSA) attached
Erected 2016 by Georgia Civil War Commission, Lt Col Perry Bennett-Army Historian and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept of GA & SC.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 6, 1864.
Location. 33° 43.186′ N, 84° 28.866′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Sandtown Road Southwest and Cascade Road Southwest. Located in the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2852 Cascade Rd SW, 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 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site: Utoy Post Office (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Valley of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
More about this marker. Dedicated by Atlanta City Councilman Julian Bond, Jr, the GA Civil War Commission and Colonel Bennett Army Historian for the 335th SIG CMD (Theater) US Army. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil war provided and honor guard, presented the colors and sponsored the event jointly with the GA Civil War Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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