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Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek

 
 
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
1. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker
Inscription. July 20, 1864. Ward’s 20th A.C. div. crossed a short distance downstream, leaving the artillery on this side, because of difficult terrain south of the creek.

Moving S.W., it occupied the section between Geary’s div. (W. of Collier’s Mill), & the right of Newton’s 4th A.C. div. astride Peachtree Rd. at the hill-top this side of Collier Road.

This completed the Fed. alignment between Clear Creek (on the E.) & Howell Mill Rd. (on the W.), against which Hood launched his attack at 3:30 P.M., -- the first of his sorties from Atlanta -- the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.068′ N, 84° 23.333′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Peachtree Road NW (U.S. 19) and Fairhaven Circle NE, on the right when traveling north on Peachtree Road NW. 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. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek (here, next to this marker); Ward’s Div. Deployed
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
2. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker
Peachtree Creek can be seen in the background
(approx. half a mile away); King's Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Newton’s Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardee at Peachtree Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mississippi Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gap in Federal Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hardee’s Attack (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
3. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker
Looking north on Peachtree Road, with Fairhaven Circle to the right
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
4. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker
Looking south toward downtown Atlanta, with the Peachtree Road bridge crossing Peachtree Creek to the righ
Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
5. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek Marker
The Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek marker is to the left, and the Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek marker is to the right
Peachtree Road Crossing Peachtree Creek Today image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
6. Peachtree Road Crossing Peachtree Creek Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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