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Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
1. Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek Marker
Inscription. July 19, 1864. Geary’s Div. 20th A.C. [US] camped the previous night on Paces Fy. Rd. (at Arden). Moving S.W. on the ridge E. of Green Bone Cr., by a road more or less identical with Arden, Geary’s intonation was to cross Peachtree Cr. at Howell’s Mills. Learning that Palmer’s 14th A.C. was there, Geary shifted his column to the southward near Hiram Casey house & headed for a point .7 mi. above the mills.

On the wooded ridge in the bend of the cr. S. on the hills was massed; 2 batteries were trained on the hills opposite & timber was cut & shaped for a rapid bridging of the stream.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.43′ N, 84° 24.597′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Arden Road, on the right when traveling east on Peachtree Battle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geary’s Three Bridges (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howell's Mills
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
2. Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek Marker
Looking west on Peachtree Battle Road toward Howell Mill Road (and the site of Howell's Mills); Arden Road is on the right.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Reynold’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Crossings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Williams' Div. Deployed (approx. ¾ mile away); O’Neal’s Brigade at the Ravine (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ward’s Div. Deployed (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek. These movements were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
3. Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek Marker
Looking east on Peachtree Battle Road, toward Northside Drive and Peachtree Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,544 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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