Historic Markers Across Georgia



Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River



Marker ID: GHM 033-69
Location: US 78 at Harding Drive
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.797    W 084° 33.602
  33.813283    -84.56003
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GFH
Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River  Marker  



Text:

July 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair´s 17th A. C. of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee & Stoneman´s cavalry [US], moved from Sandtown rd. E. of this, the old Turner´s Ferry rd. to outflank Johnston´s Smyrna - Ruff´s Mill line [CS].


Encountering the Georgia Militia, under Maj. Gen. Gustavus Smith & Gen. L. S. Ross´ cavalry, the Federals drove them eastward 1.25 miles. Blair´s troops intrenched here for the night. This action was coincident with 4th & 16th A. C. assaults on Johnston´s line at Smyrna & at Ruff´s Mill, some four miles N.E. on the old Concord Road.



 

 

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