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Janet (#46573654)
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Bio Photo Beginning of the End
of the Atlanta Campaign

Site: Utoy Post Office on Old Sandtown Rd.
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
Region: Atlanta Metro
Marker Subject: Civil War, Military History, Politics and Government
County: Fulton
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources
Year Erected: 1956
Site: Utoy Post Office on Old Sandtown Rd.

Marker Text: Est. March 1836; discontinued July 7, 1866; a stop on the Decatur, Marthasville (Atlanta) 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 A.C. (Army of the Cumberland), having left positions N. of the city on the 25th, camped here on S. Fork of Utoy Creek.

Aug. 27. The corps marched toward Red Oak via Ben Hill to its next bivouac at and below Mt. Gilead Church near the Camp Creek crossing.

Dry Pond
Marker Text*: An old Campbell County crossroad cited in James P. Snell’s Diary as “a one-horse settlement with no pond, but two or three houses and blacksmith shop” — a landmark in movement of Howard’s Army of Tennessee [USA] from the Atlanta siege lines to the A. & W.P. railroad.

Aug. 27, 1864. From this crossroads, the 15th A.C. marched S.E. the 16th & 17th A.C. due South, their objective: Shadnor Church & Fairburn where, together with Army of the Cumberland & 23d A.C. troops, the R.R. was after which moved E. to Rough & Ready and Jonesboro to seize the Macon R.R....

14th A.C. at Shoal Creek Church
Marker Text: Aug. 29, 1864. The 10th Mich. reg’t, in advance of Davis’ 14th A. C. [USA], enroute from Red Oak to Jonesboro, encountered Armstrong’s & Martin’s cav. [CSA] posted at the church, where a spirited delaying action forced the 10th to withdraw.

Aug. 30. The 14th A. C. advanced to the Church & after a brief halt, moved in 2 columns to the Fayetteville Rd.; Baird’s div. marched N.E. to the Marcus Long house, then S. to Couch’s (at Riverdale on State Highway 139). Morgan’s & Carlin’s divs. moved S.E. on a winding road to the Evans farm (also at Riverdale) where all were aligned along the old Fayetteville Rd.

14th A.C. Troops at the Evans Farm
Marker Text: Aug. 30, 1864. Federal forces, having cut the A. & W.P.R.R. at Red Oak & Fairburn, moved by several columns on various roads toward the Macon R.R., on an eight mile front; Howard’s Tennessee Army on the right; the 4th & 14th A.C. of the Cumberland Army (Thomas) at center and Schofield’s 23d Corps on the left.

Davis’ 14th marched via Shoal Creek Ch., where Baird’s div. moved to Couch’s (at Riverdale) via the Marcus Long house; Morgan’s & Carlin’s, S.E. to Evans’ farm on Camp Creek (just W. of here)...
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Lola Weber
John Rutan FAG# 29262214

I am excited at the possibility of this being my John Rutan. May I ask where you got the information for the Find A Grave memorial?
I am interested in sources for this individual.

A family searcher,

Lola Weber
Added by Lola Weber on Aug 10, 2016 2:10 PM
Cpl John C Brown
Thank you for the recent update on this memorial (2975587). I just recently was able to make the family connection (1's cousin, 3x removed), and was pleased to see the information that you added to this page. Thank you for your efforts, and your responsible management of this memorial.

Added by HD_RIDER on Aug 05, 2016 9:39 AM
Ellen Bishop
RE: John F. Cassity
I have to refer you to my daughter on that father part, it is always been our belief his father was Alexander and I have been at this myself since 1970. I didn't know where for sure he died, what battle did he die in?, does he have a stone? I sent a request for a picture of his stone, this is my daughters email
Added by Ellen Bishop on Aug 01, 2016 7:03 PM
Laurie Voss
Photo request
I am creating a book on my Stapleton side, and request permission to use your photo, with credit, of #30454107. Please advise if this is ok.
Thank you,
Laurie Voss
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Added by Laurie Voss on Jul 05, 2016 12:17 PM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Thank You Janet for that info.
I was so hoping our search was ended.
Thanks to kind caring people as you, who help us navigate our way.

Do you have any info on this:

William Allen... Born 1846 in Marshall Co. Alabama. Served in the 4th Alabama Cavalry
Company I ?
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 10, 2016 8:05 AM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
I am looking at the monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery for William Allen, he was a scout. He was killed in 1864 at Tracy City Tn.
His grave ;ocaction is :
Section C
Site 1375

I would like to know if he was a Civil War Veteran in 4th Alabama Calvary , Company I
In the Russell Command.
Thank You For Your Reply
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 5:32 PM
milton clyde allen
william allen 1864
was william allen part of 4 alabama calvry csa
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 3:01 PM
barbbriartoseara bower
Samuel W Bower
Thank you for posting this tribute. Samuel is my grandfather's first cousin. My grandfather was born 7 years after Samuel died. I have often wondered if he was buried in Georgia or transported him to Illinois.

Again thank you for honoring this solider from the Civil War.

B. Bower
Added by barbbriartoseara bower on Jun 08, 2016 7:31 PM
Henry E Higgins
Hi Janet,

After looking back at H.K. Sutton I see you found Horace Hutton. I was looking for Sutton and found Andrew. However, the date of death came from Find A Grave information so it probably is not right. He seems to have mustered out, but so have a lot of others when they should have been reported dead. What do you think?
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:46 PM
Henry E Higgins
Soldier buried G 7384 - Unable to find Horace Sutton in CWSS. Could he be Andrew J. Sutton?
3rd Ohio Cavalry - Co. F
Residence Not Listed
24 Years Old at Enlistment
Enlisted 10/5/61
Mustered In 11/11/61
Died 7/13/64 - Marietta, Ga.
Roster: “Mustered Out 11/4/64 - Columbia, Tn.”
G 7384
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:37 PM
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