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Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack

 
 
Third Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 14, 2021
1. Third Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker
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Third Division 23rd Corps Attack
At 0830 hours, August 6, 1864, the advanced elements of Cox's Division [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 to S.D. Lee's Corps. They encountered
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Photographed By Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian
2. Second Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker
Hascall's Division Attack 23rd Corps at Battle of Utoy Creek Aug 6, 1864
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GEN Armstrong's Mississippi Brigade [CSA] well entrenched and dismounted with artillery. A spirited attack was made by the division with the 25th Michigan Infantry in advance as skirmishers. The attack was unsuccessful with 150 total casualties [USA] and the capture of the Colors of the 25th Michigan. Battery I 4th Michigan Artillery was emplaced on this site and focused its fire upon Mebane's Confederate batteries which had pinned down Cox's Third Division [USA] 1600 meters meters south east (in the nature preserve). The attack was called off at 1800 hours during a torrential rain storm. Armstrong's Brigade withdrew on August 7 to the Childress House and high ground along L.O. Kimberly Elementary School. The Colors of the 25th Michigan were recovered on August 7 by PVT Van Raalte of the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who was nominated for the MOH.
 
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
Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 14, 2021
3. Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker
Area view of marker with access to Utoy Creek in background.
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Utoy Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named 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); The Extended Siege Lines (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 1.8 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.
 
View of marker looking west in the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, November 14, 2021
4. View of marker looking west in the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve.
Third Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lt Col Perry Bennett, August 5, 2016
5. Third Division 23rd Corps Attack Marker
Artist Marc Stewart, Commander USN, Ret, shows one of his two prints on the battle of Utoy Creek. His print depicts the action described on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. 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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