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Janet (#46573654)
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Valley of Utoy Creek
Marker Text: Federal forces conducting siege operations on North and West fronts of Atlanta’s fortified lines were, at intervals, moved S. toward East Point, in attempts to seize 2 railroads that entered the city from the southwest.

Palmer’s 14th A. C. marched from N.W. of the city by various roads to this vicinity and was aligned along the North Fork of Utoy Creek.

Aug. 5, 1864. Johnson’s 1st div. of the corps moved via Peyton Road to the Henry Bankston house near here, where it was deployed while the 15th & 18th U.S. Regulars forced passage of the creek — after which the div. crossed to south side and camped that night.

Battle of Utoy Creek
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
Region: Atlanta Metro
Marker Subject: Civil War, Military History
County: Fulton
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources

Marker Text: Federal siege operations not only involved the encircling line of Atlanta’s defenses, but threatened the two railroads S.W. of the city. Pursuant thereto, Federal forces after the Battle of Ezra Church, were shifted S. only to be confronted by a line of Confederate works W. of and parallel to the railroads.

Blocking the southward drift, Bate’s division of Hardee’s A.C. [CSA] was posted on a ridge west of the main line and S. of Sandtown Rd. Aug. 6, 1864. Cox’s division, 23d A.C. [USA], moving from N. of the road vainly attempted to dislodge Bate, who withdrew only when outflanked by Hascall’s division. Cascade Avenue was the old Sandtown Road.

The Embattled Ridge
Marker Text: August 6, 1864. The ridge just S. (densely wooded at the time) was fortified & held by General W.B. Bate’s div., Hardee’s A.C. [CSA]. It extended W. from the Atlanta to East Point works, and blocked further Federal moves toward the railroads.

To eliminate this barrier, Cox’s div., 23d A.C. [USA] assaulted Bate’s position in an action known as the Battle of Utoy Creek. Strongly posted with abatis and head-logs, Bate withstood the frontal attack until forced to withdraw when his left was assailed from the direction of Cascade Springs. Fighting in the ranks of the embattled Confederate defenders of the ridge, was the famous “Orphan Brigade” of Kentucky.
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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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