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Toward the River - GHM 033-068 - Cobb Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 48.740 W 084° 34.327
16S E 724727 N 3743998
Quick Description: Toward the River state historic marker located on Ga 139 SE of Mableton at the Cobb County Library.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 12:52:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM45BC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:

Toward the River

During the 5 days when Army of the Tennessee headquarters were here, the troops of the 15th & 17th A. C. [US] were posted on a ridge just W. of Nickajack Creek, facing the left of Johnston's River Line. (July 5-9, 1864).

16th A. C. [US] troops were sent to Howell's, Baker's & Sandtown ferries, below Nickajack Cr., where demonstrations were made as if crossings at those points were intended.

Johnston's formidable River Line [CS] forbade a frontal attack by the outnumbering Federals; only by feinting on the right & thrusting on the left (up river at Soap Creek), were the Federals able to pass the Chattahoochee.


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 033-68

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Not listed

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