Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Green Bone Creek
July 19. Federal 14th A.C. troops encountered determined opposition by Confederate forces in attempting to cross Peachtree creek.
Dilworth’s 3d brigade, Davis div. [US] made the 1st crossing at the month of Green Bone Cr., some 250 yds. S., supported by a brigade of Baird´s div. Geary’s passage of Peachtree Cr. (at N. Side Dr.) depleted the opposition at Howell’s Mills where the rest of Baird's div. crossed.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-54.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 49.559′ N, 84° 25.625′ W. Marker was in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker was on Peachtree Battle Avenue 0.1 miles east of Bohler Road NW, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured Federal Crossings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reynold’s Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Howell's Mills (approx. 0.7 miles away); Disputed Passage (approx. 0.8 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle at Moore’s Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Geary’s Div. to Peachtree Creek (approx. one mile away); Rt. Of 20th A.C. Line (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Regarding Green Bone Creek. The movements described on this marker were part of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, General John Bell Hood's first action after being given command of the Army of Tennessee replacing General Joseph E. Johnston.
Also see . . . Peachtree Creek Battlefield Tour. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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