Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Extended Right



Marker ID: GHM 033-64
Location: Concord Road at Hicks Road
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.687    W 084° 34.738
  33.844783    -84.57896
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GEA
The Extended Right  Marker  



Text:

July 3, 1864. Concurrent with Johnston´s evacuation of his Kennesaw Mtn. line [CS], McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [UD] was shifted to the rt. of Sherman´s forces & via Sandtown rd. reached this vicinity -- joining Hascall´s div., 23d A.C. These troops operated as a threat to Johnston´s lines of communication & retreat from Kennesaw to the Chattahoochee River.

Detachments from the 4 Federal corps began aggressive moves from here on Johnston´s left & rear as he withdrew from Kennesaw; a column was sent E. to Ruff´s Mill on Nickajack Creek & one S. via Mableton & the Mitchell house, toward the river crossings.

033-64 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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