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Johnston's Army Crossed the River - GHM 060-85 – Fulton Co., GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 49.270 W 084° 27.612
16S E 735064 N 3745228
Quick Description: Johnston's Army Crossed the River State Historical Marker located Nixon and Marietta Rd, Bolton, Atlanta, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 4:33:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2J94
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:

JOHNSTON'S ARMY CROSSED THE RIVER

July 5-9, 1864. Johnston Army of Tenn [CSA] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack C r. to one mile above Peachtree Cr.

Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable. Johnston crossed his forces July 9 to this side on 5 bridge; a traffic bridge here; the State R.R. bridge and 3 pontoon bridges downstream.

Until Federal movements from upriver crossing to Peachtree Cr. valley became evident, Johnston’s forces marked time here until the 18th when they were placed in the outer defense line of Atlanta N. and E. of the city.

GHM 060-85 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-85

Date: 1985

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society

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