The Embattled Ridge

The Embattled Ridge (HM5LB)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30311 Fulton County
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N 33° 43.189', W 84° 28.411'

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Aug 6, 1864. The ridge just S. (densely wooded at the time) was fortified & held by Gen. W. B. Bate's div., Hardee's A.C. (CSA). It extended west from the Atlanta to East Point works, & blocked further Federal moves toward the railroads.

To eliminate this barrier, Cox's div., 23rd A.C. (US) 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.
HM NumberHM5LB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-160
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 734107 N 3733956
Decimal Degrees33.71981667, -84.47351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.189', W 84° 28.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 11.34" N, 84° 28' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2573-2639 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30311, US
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