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  Peachtree Creek, July 20, 1864
Rather than defend the Chattahoochee he would wait until Sherman crossed Peachtree Creek, then attack while the army was split in two.
Additional notes: During the battle General Sherman's headquarters were at the Augustus Hurt (Howard) House (present-day Carter Center) while General Hood stayed at the Windsor Smith House (present-day Oakland Cemetery).
On July 20, during the battle, men under the command of Captain Francis Degress climbed to the top of a hill along The Decatur Road (now Dekalb Avenue) and fired the first artillery shells to land within the city limits of Atlanta.
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  Peachtree Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historically, Atlanta grew up on a site occupied by the Creek people, and the "peachtree" street was, in fact, not named for a peach tree of any sort, but for a large Creek settlement called Standing Pitch Tree after a tall lone tree.
Reportedly, the Creek used trees with fresh pitch (the sap of a pine tree) for solemnizing vows and treaties.
Urban legend states that Peachtree Street is atop a ridge which is part of the Eastern Continental Divide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peachtree_Street   (522 words)

 Battle of Peachtree Creek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought in Georgia on July 20, 1864, as part of the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War.
Peachtree Creek was the first battle fought by Hood as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
The Confederates were late to their starting positions but nonetheless unleashed a harsh assault on the Union troops that had crossed the creek.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Peachtree_Creek   (380 words)

 Battle of Atlanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864 just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.
The main lines of battle now formed an "L" shape, with Hardee's attack forming the lower part of the "L" and Chatham's attack on the Union front as the vertical member of the "L." Hardee's attack stalled as the Union XVI corps regrouped and held the line.
The "L"-shaped line of battle roughly corresponds to what is now Moreland Avenue between Little Five Points and I-20 as the north-south line and Interstate 20 as the east-west line where Hardee made his attack.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Battle-of-Atlanta.htm   (994 words)

 Sherpa Guides | Georgia | Civil War | Atlanta Metro
This 1855 gas lamppost was struck in the base by a shell during the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864.
The Battle of Atlanta was bloody, hotly contested, perhaps the most significant battle on Georgia soil, and possibly one that saved the Lincoln presidency and Union.
This was Gen. W.T. Sherman's headquarters during the Battle of Atlanta, where from less than half a mile away he saw the Confederate breakthrough and ordered Gen. John Schofield's artillery to direct their fire at the oncoming enemy.
www.sherpaguides.com /georgia/civil_war/atlanta/atlanta_metro.html   (2229 words)

 191 Peachtree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
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Peachtree Creek was the first battle fought by Hood as comm 23: n Joseph E. Johnston had withdrawn across the Peachtree Creek, just north of Atlanta.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Peachtree Creek
It was the first major attack by William T. Sherman's Union army on the defences of Atlanta.
George Henry Thomas and the Confederate Army of Tennessee commanded by Gen. John B. Hood on the Confederate side.
The Union troops, after crossing the creek, were assaulted by the Confederate army.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Peachtree-Creek   (354 words)

 Civil War Indiana Biographies - Silas Colgrove
At the battle of Antietam, the colonel was in “the thickest of the fighting” and had his horse shot from under him without injury to himself.
In Sherman’s March to Atlanta, the 27th participated in the battles of Resaca, New Hope Church, Kolbs Farm, Peachtree Creek, and the siege of Atlanta.
Colonel Colgrove was seriously wounded June 22, 1864, in the battle of Peachtree Creek, and on August 7, 1864, Colgrove was brevetted brigadier general.
civilwarindiana.com /biographies/colgrove_silas.html   (412 words)

 Battle of Peachtree Creek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This time, the retreat was across Peachtree Creek and into the fortifications defending Atlanta, GA, just three miles away.
The battle raged until 6:30, and was marked by courageous Rebel charges into the mouths of belching cannon and rifles- charges that Johnston would never have asked the men to make.
Had Johnston not been relieved, the attack might have been more successful; the change in command delayed the battle long enough for Thomas to move most of his men across the creek.
civilwar.bluegrass.net /battles-campaigns/1864/640720.html   (344 words)

 Atlanta battles
At the battle of Jonesboro south of Atlanta on 31 Aug. - 1 Sept.
A battle here had not been indicated by the manner of the required movement on Atlanta, nor by the removal of two divisions from his left after his army had crossed the stream.
After the battle of the 22d of July Sherman withdrew his left from its position threatening the railroad leading to Macon, and extended his right in the direction of the railroad leading to West Point.
www.aotc.net /Atlanta.htm   (7933 words)

 Colors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
At the height of the battle, the color bearer for the 33rd Mississippi stood directly in front of the lines of the 33rd Indiana and waved his flag back and forth in their faces.
As for the Battle of Peachtree Creek, not all the day's stories were tales of bravery.
After the battle was over, a staff officer, one Capt. Beecher, rode up to Connor and said, "Soldier, let me take the flag and I will take care of it for you." Connor handed the flag over and never saw it again.
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 Atlanta, Georgia - Simple English Wikipedia
During the American Civil War Atlanta was where several battles happened.
Some of the battles were called the Battle of Peachtree Creek, the Battle of Atlanta, and the Battle of Ezra Church.
After the war, the city was built again, and got a nickname because it was built so fast: the Phoenix City, after the bird which burns itself then rises from the ashes in old myths.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlanta,_Georgia   (376 words)

 Chapter IV
Because the battle of Peachtree Creek changed Hart’s life almost totally, here is the story of that day in his own words.
We would have to ford that creek and climb the hill, which was almost perpendicular and on which side there were several lines of rebel rifle pits, and on the top, very strong rebel works.
His inability and disenchantment with the war were obvious because after the battle of Peachtree Creek until his discharge, a period of seven months, I only have a total of eight letters he wrote to his wife.
users.rcn.com /harts.ma.ultranet/family/NoahHart/Chapter4.shtml   (1286 words)

 Peachtree Creek - American Civil War, July 20, 1864
The northern end of the battlefield is defined by Peachtree Creek, hence the name of the engagement.
After about five hours of fighting the Confederate Army was forced to withdraw with nothing to show (for more on the battle see Peachtree Creek).
In fact, in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report to Congress in 1993, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Ezra Church and Jonesboro battlefields are under the status "Too late to save," in spite of the fact that they are ranked as either decisive or major battles.
roadsidegeorgia.com /tours/peachtreecreek.html   (786 words)

 Battle of Peachtree Creek -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The main armies in the conflict were the Union (additional info and facts about Army of the Cumberland) Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Maj. Gen.
Retreating from Sherman's advancing armies, Gen. (additional info and facts about Joseph E. Johnston) Joseph E. Johnston had withdrawn across Peachtree Creek, just north of Atlanta.
On July 17, he received a letter from Confederate President (IAmerican statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1808-1889)) Jefferson Davis relieving him from command.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_peachtree_creek.htm   (332 words)

 Peachtree Creek
The 33rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Peachtree Creek
We fought the hardest battle and won the greatest victory yesterday of all the campaign, and my regiment covered itself with glory.
We were attacked by superior numbers, the forces on our left failed us; we were outflanked, but we whipped the enemy, turned, and pursued him to the position we coveted, got it and held it.
home.att.net /~captnerdo/peachtre.htm   (2175 words)

 The Atlanta Campaign
Just as they reached the front line in the thick of the battle, the enemy began to withdraw and successfully captured Allatoona Pass and the train depot there.
Many were recaptures, but the arrival of reinforcements resulted in a hasty retreat by the men of Company B to the safety of their lines.
The Union victory at the Battle of Jonesboro resulted in General Hood ordering the Confederate withdrawl of Atlanta on September 1st.
sixthmsinf.tripod.com /atlanta.htm   (817 words)

 The Civil War at a Glance
Their first encounter, the Battle of the Wilderness, opens on May 5 and for the next 40 days the armies remain locke din deadly embrace.
Confederate strategy in the early months is mainly defensive in the face of Federal efforts to retain control of the slave-holding Border States of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri; to tighten a blockade of the Southern coastline; and to regain control of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico.
In several battles around Chattanooga between October and November, Grant's armies defeat Bragg's troops, forcing them to retreat to Dalton, Georgia, where Bragg is succeeded in command be Gen, Joseph E. Johnson.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/misc/civilwar/civilwar.htm   (3527 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Francis Fontaine (1845-1901)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Though only a boy, he enlisted in the Confederate army and served throughout the war as a private and aide-de-camp, even after suffering serious hearing loss in the field.
He distinguished himself in a number of battles, most notably at the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
There he took the flag from the wounded standard bearer and spurred his horse in advance of his comrades toward the enemy line, rallying the dazed, retreating Confederate force as his horse was shot from under him.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-839   (682 words)

 Public Broadcasting Atlanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It came to them in a box through the mail from a man in Texas who wrote that he was the last of his ancestry line and the coat belonged to his ancestor who was killed at the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
His ancestor whose name was John E. Johnson was a member of the 29th Alabama (regiment) and was shot at the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
It was at that time they were able to retrieve the coat and bring it home; otherwise, he would have been buried in it.
www.pba.org /history/frockcoat.html   (465 words)

 Buckhead - Atlanta, Georgia - Tanyard Creek Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Its tree-shaded acres and winding creek were witness to both early settlement and Civil War tragedy.
His mill stood on Tanyard Branch, or creek, which runs through the park and was a landmark in the Civil War Battle of Peachtree Creek (of which Tanyard Branch is a tributary).
he creek and park area were the scene bitter fighting in the battle for Atlanta.
www.buckhead.net /parks/tanyard-creek   (257 words)

 3D GIS Images from Resaca, Georgia
3D GIS view of the battle of Peachtree Creek from the south (Confederate perspective) with color shaded relief overlaid with topographic map features and troop positions from Steven Davis.
3D GIS view of the battle of Peachtree Creek from the north (Federal perspective) with color shaded relief overlaid with topographic map features and troop positions from Steven Davis.
Tanyard Creek Park is in the center of the view.
www.civilwar.gatech.edu /pcreek   (347 words)

 Amazon.com: The Battle of Peachtree Creek: An Audio Driving Tour: Books: Marianne Mowry Gardner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It was here, on the afternoon of July 20, 1864, that Confederate troops under Gen. John Bell Hood attacked a wing of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's army as it crossed Peachtree Creek.
The narration is punctuated with fiddle music and battle sounds she recorded at a re-enactment in Resaca, Ga. An ensemble of voices read from diaries; one Northerner confesses that he couldn't have made it through the battle without a canteen of whiskey.
Driving along Peachtree Creek, you hear the words of a nurse describing the dead ("some, with open eyes, seemed to glare at any who looked upon them") at the same time you try not to add to the carnage by running down a Rollerblader.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0967629012?v=glance   (978 words)

 I N H E R I T A G E
This sector is known as the Battle for the Bald Hill, also Leggett’s Hill for the U.S. commander whose force defended the hill’s previously logged and, as a result, “bald” crest.
This was Sweeny’s Division, aligned by Dodge himself – which “drew the ire” of Sweeny (this and the larger battle scene is depicted, with some interpretation, in a famous painting by Civil War battlefield artist: James Taylor).
The fight to preserve the Battle of Atlanta’s fields was one lost over a century ago; but I was winning the fight to document both the battle and what has come since, one historical marker at a time.
www.inheritage.org /almanack/d_atlanta_03.html   (3298 words)

 Bull Run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This was the first major battle of the Civil War.
The troops that followed General McDowell moved toward Manassas Junction, where Confederate forces were set, shielding the trail to Richmond.
Both forces, Confederates and Yankees, were unset for battle.
www.promotega.org /ksu00012/bull_run.htm   (426 words)

 Gid Nelson's Battery (Alabama Artillery)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It was transferred to Walthall's division, army of Tennessee, and in June, 1864, was commanded by Lieut.
It was in a fight near Kenesaw Mountain, June, 1864, and at Peachtree Creek in July.
Reynolds in his report of same fight, Peachtree Creek, says: "Major Preston promptly put Selden's battery (commanded by Lieutenant Lovelace) into position, and opened on the enemy with telling effect.
www.civilwarhome.com /nelsonbatalaart.htm   (356 words)

 Battle Summary: Peachtree Creek, GA
Description: Under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, the Army of Tennessee had retired south of Peachtree Creek, an east to west flowing stream, about three miles north of Atlanta.
Sherman split his army into three columns for the assault on Atlanta with George H. Thomas’s Army of the Cumberland moving from the north.
Hood attacked Thomas after his army crossed Peachtree Creek.
www.cr.nps.gov /hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm   (173 words)

He was captured at the battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee (March 4-5, 1863), confined briefly at Libby Prison in Richmond, and then exchanged.
After the battle he commanded a group of four who rode to Fort Supply carrying dispatches, a journey known as Baldwin's Ride (September 7-10).
At the battle of the Wolf Mountains on January 8, 1877, Baldwin rallied the troops in an assault against Crazy Horse and earned a brevet to major.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/BB/fba43.html   (810 words)

 Battle Summary: Peachtree Creek, GA
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Description: Under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, the Army of Tennessee had retired south of Peachtree Creek, an east to west flowing stream, about three miles north of Atlanta.
Hood attacked Thomas after his army crossed Peachtree Creek.
www.nps.gov /history/hps/abpp/battles/ga016.htm   (173 words)

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