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The Federal Forces Engaged/The Confederate Forces Engaged

The Battle of Peachtree Creek

 

—Tablet #2 —

 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
1. The Federal Forces Engaged/ The Confederate Forces Engaged Marker
Inscription.
The Federal Forces Engaged
(Sherman’s right wing)

The Army of the Cumberland Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas
Fourth Corps*
2nd Division Brig. Gen. John Newton
(Kimball’s, Blake’s and Bradley’s brigades)
Fourteenth Corps**
1st Division
1st Brigade Col. Anson G. McCook
Twentieth Corps Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
1st Division Brig. Gen. A.S. Williams
(Knipe’s, Ruger’s and Roberson’s brigades)
2nd Division Brig. Gen. John W. Geary
(Candy’s, Jones’ and Ireland’s brigades)
3rd Division Brig. Gen. Wm. T. Ward
(Harrison’s, Coburn’s and Wood’s brigades)
Estimated strength of troops actually engaged: 21,153
Actual losses (killed, wounded and missing): 1,779
*Less 1st and 3rd divisions. **One brigade only.

The Confederate Forces Engaged
(Hardee’s and Stewart’s corps)

The Army of Tennessee Gen. John B. Hood
Hardee’s Corps Lieut. Gen. Wm. J. Hardee
Maney’s Division* Brig. Gen. George Maney
(Maney’s, Wright’s, Strah’s and Vaughan’s brigades)
Walker’s Division Maj. Gen. Wm. H. T. Walker
(Mercer’s, Gist’s and Steven’s brigades)
Bate’s Division Maj. Gen. Wm. B. Bate
(Tyler’s, Lewis’ and Finley’s brigades)
Stewart’s Corps Lieut. Gen. Alex. P. Stewart
Loring’s
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(yellow arrow)
Division Maj. Gen. Wm. W. Loring
(Featherson’s and Scott’s brigades)
Walthall’s Division Maj. Gen. Edward C. Walthall
(Cantey’s and Reynolds’ brigades)
Estimated strength of troops actually engaged: 18,455
Estimated losses (killed, wounded and missing): 4,796
*Actually Cheatham’s. Maj. Gen. B. F. Cheatham was in temporary
command of Hood’s Corps, east of Atlanta
 
Erected 1964 by Georgia Historic Commission - Georgia Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 48.628′ N, 84° 24.185′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Collier Rd NW and Walthall Drive NW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along Beltline Trail in Tanyard Creek Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Federal Advance (here, next to this marker); The Federal Advance, Cont./The Change of Command (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Attack (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Attack, Cont. (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Peachtree Creek
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
3. The Federal Forces Engaged/ The Confederate Forces Engaged Marker
(here, next to this marker); On Geary's Front (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison’s Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
More about this marker. 1 of 6 markers related to the Battle of Peachtree Creek located here. All markers are mounted on concrete pillars and are located in a semi-circular fashioned line, surrounded by a stone wall.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
4. The Federal Forces Engaged/ The Confederate Forces Engaged Marker
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 23, 2008
5. Tanyard Creek Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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