Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Only Advantage of the Day

Marker ID: GHM 033-62
Location: Intersection of Concord Rd and Floyd Rd north of Mableton
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.687    W 084° 34.967
  33.844783    -84.58278
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FPG
The Only Advantage of the Day  Marker  


June 27, 1864. While 8 Federal brigades at Kennesaw Mtn. & at Cheatham Hill, made futile attempts to break Johnston´s line [CS], Schofield´s 23d A. C. [US] moved S. from Powder Springs road. This flanking move was opposed by Hood´s A. C., (extended below Kolb´s Farm), & Ross´ cav. [CS] on this the old Sandtown road.

Schofield reached & fortified these crossroads -- a strategic position that posed more of a threat to Johnston´s Kennesaw line than the assaults by 8 brigades further N. -- a fact noted in Sherman´s dispatch to Thomas as "the only advantage of the day". (38 - IV - 610).