Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site: Utoy Post Oﬃce
On Old Sandtown Rd.
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. 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 1,115 times since then and 14 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.