One of the lesser known battles was at Utoy Creek in Georgia. It appears that "after failing to envelop Hood’s left flank at Ezra Church, Sherman still wanted
to extend his right flank to hit the railroad between East Point and Atlanta. He
transferred John M. Schofield’ s Army of the Ohio from his left to his right
flank and sent him to the north bank of Utoy Creek. Although Schofield’s troops
were at Utoy Creek on August 2, they, along with the XIV Corps, Army of the
Cumberland, did not cross until the 4th. Schofield’s force began its movement to
exploit this situation on the morning of the 5th, which was initially
successful. Schofield then had to regroup his forces, which took the rest of the
day. The delay allowed the Rebels to strengthen their defenses with abatis,
which slowed the Union attack when it restarted on the morning of the 6th. The
Federals were repulsed with heavy losses by Bate’s Division and failed in an
attempt to break the railroad. On the 7th, the Union troops moved toward the
Confederate main line and entrenched. Here they remained until late August."(http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ga019.htm) There was no distinct winner of this battle.
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