Historic Markers Across Georgia

Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road

Marker ID: GHM 033-70
Location: US 78 at Mt Harmony church, 2 mi W of Chattahoochee River
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.749    W 084° 32.269
  33.812483    -84.53781
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GFN
Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road Marker  


Gen. Gustavus W. Smith´s Georgia Militia & Gen. L. S. Ross´ cav., driven E. to this point from Sandtown rd. (at Mableton), July 4, 1864, was again assailed by the 17th A. C. [US] July 5. Gresham´s 4th div., astride the road, together with Leggett´s 3d, & Stoneman´s cav. S. of it on Howell´s Fy. rd., forced the Georgia Militia & cavalry E. to Johnston´s line at the river, to which he had withdrawn, night of the 4th, from his Smyrna-Ruff´s mill line.

Johnston stated he left the Smyrna - Ruff´s mill line because of Smith´s & Ross´ failure to hold his left flank on Turner´s Ferry rd.