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Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site: Utoy Post Office

On Old Sandtown Rd.

 
 
Utoy Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Major L. Perry Bennett, Jr., Army Historian, May 10, 2009
1. Utoy Post Office Marker
Photo by Sarahlyn Davies Bennett
Inscription. Est. March 1836; discontinued July 7, 1866; a stop on the Decatur Marthasville (Atlanta) and White Hall & Sandtown stagecoach route in intervening years: Also a landmark in the movement of Federal troops from the Atlanta siege lines to Red Oak and Jonesboro to cut the west Point & Macon railroads in 1864.

August 26. Stanley's 4th Army Corps (Army of the Cumberland), having left positions N. of the city on the 25th, camped here on the S. fork of Utoy Cr. Aug 27. The corps marched toward Red Oak via Ben Hill to its next bivouac at and below Mt. Gilead Church at and near the Camp Creek crossing.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 160-105.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 33° 43.386′ N, 84° 30.14′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Cascade Road and I 285 Access road (Interstate 285) when traveling north on Cascade Road. Touch for map. Traveling West on Cascade Road the marker sits on the North side of the road as you approach the Underpass for Interstate 285. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Site: Utoy Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Major L. Perry Bennett, Jr., Army Historian, May 10, 2009
2. Site: Utoy Post Office Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Enroute to Jonesboro (approx. 1.1 miles away); Third Division 23rd Corps Attack / Second Division 23rd Corps Attack (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Embattled Ridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Valley of Utoy Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battlefield of Ezra Church (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. This Marker was submitted to the Georgia Historical Commission by LTC Allen P. Julian, Infantry US Army Historian and Past President of the Atlanta Historical Society in 1956 in preparation for the Civil War Centennial.

Original Marker destroyed and replaced by Georgia Department of Natural Resources in 1990.
 
Regarding Site: Utoy Post Office. Prominance in the Military Operations during the Battle of Utoy Creek as the site of Union Cavalry defending Schofields flank August 1-7, 1864.

Prominance in the route of US Forces moving against the Confederate rail and communications at Red Oak and Jonesboro, GA Aug 26-30 1864.
 
Additional keywords. Utoy; Battle of Utoy Creek, Cavalry;Federal Movements on Jonesboro, GA; Stage Coach Route
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2009, by Lieutenant Colonel Perry Bennett, Army Historian of Atlanta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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