Historic Markers Across Georgia

Toward the River

Marker ID: GHM 033-68
Location: Ga 139 SE of Mableton at the Cobb County Library
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.740    W 084° 34.327
  33.812333    -84.57211
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM45BC
Toward the River  Marker  


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.