Utoi Creek / Utoy Creek - 8th Tenn A Virtual Cemetery created by: Janet
Description: … August 6, when the brigade moved to the right and front about one mile, and charged the left of the enemy's lines near the Sandtown road. …the other regiments of the brigade having failed to take the works, the Eighth was ordered to and did charge in gallant style, advancing in good line until within five or six rods of the rebel works, a strong line of earth-works with head-logs, where they were compelled to stop, being subjected to a deadly direct and cross fire... Though unable to advance farther they here held their ground… until ordered to retire... The regiment entered this charge with 223 men, and lost 26 killed, 5 mortally wounded, 26 seriously wounded, 10 slightly wounded, and 16 missing, making a total of 83 casualties.