Crossing of the Union Army at the Shallow Ford - Fulton Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 00.089 W 084° 22.076
16S E 743093 N 3765444
Quick Description: Located along the Riverwalk Trail at Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Dr., Roswell, GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2010 6:50:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM8DVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Crossing of the Union Army at the Shallow Ford


From this site, you can view the path to the 16th U.S. Army Corps under the command of Major General Grenville M. Dodge, as it crossed the Chattahoochee River at the Shallow Ford and entrenched itself on the south side of the river during the Civil War. The Roswell Battalion had retreated in advance of the Union's arrival on July 6, 1864, and burned the old covered bridge, which was located further upstream from this point. Dodge wrote to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman on July 10, 1864, “The ford is half a mile or more in extent, very rough, and impractical except for troops”. James P. Snell of the 16th Army Corps wrote in his diary... “The bottom was rough and rocky hard on bare feet. The teams had to make quite a circuit, but they got over in safety”. Years earlier, the old Etowah (Hightower) Indian Trail crossed the river at the Shallow Ford, and Jacob Brooks operated a ferry there as early as 1824.

Type of Marker: Park

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