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Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
1. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker
Inscription. July 19, 1864. Wood’s & Newton’s 4th A.C. divs. moving S. from Buckhead to effect crossings at Peachtree Cr. found the bridge burned. Wood improvised one & crossed two brigades which, after a sharp contest with Hardee’s troops [CS], drove them to the high ground southward.

Wood held the bridge-head S. of the creek until relieved at dark by Newton’s div. which moved forward the next day to the battlefield of Peachtree Creek near Collier Rd.

Wood’s div. camped -- night of July 19 -- at Buckhead & the next morning it followed Stanley’s route to join Schofield at Pea Vine Cr.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 49.068′ N, 84° 23.33′ 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. Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek (here, next to this marker); Ward’s Div. Deployed
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By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
2. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker
The impressive growth of Kudzu (a vine originally imported to Georgia to control roadside erosion) covering trees to the left is on the north bank of Peachtree Creek.
(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
 
Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
3. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker
Looking north on Peachtree Road, with Fairhaven Circle to the right
Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2009
4. Wood's & Newton's Divs. at Peachtree Creek Marker
The marker to the right is Ward's Div. Crossed Peachtree Creek
 
 
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 697 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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