Historic Markers Across Georgia

Federals Halted by Johnston's River Line

Marker ID: GHM 033-71
Location: US 78 at ridge west of Nickajack Creek at Queen Mill Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.257    W 084° 31.596
  33.804283    -84.5266
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GFK
Federals Halted by Johnston's River Line Marker  


July 5, 1864. Gresham´s 4th div., on this rd. and Leggett´s 3d (17 A. C.), with Stoneman´s cav. [US] on Howell´s Fy. Rd. S. of it, drove the Ga. Militia and Ross´ cav. E. across Nickajack Dr. where they occupied the left of Johnston´s River Line.

Gresham´s div., astride this rd. and Leggett´s div. on the right, cast up a line on this ridge, facing Johnston´s line across Nickajack Cr.

July 7. Logan´s 15th A. C. was brought up and prolonged Greshman´s line N. on High Ridge. These and 16th A. C. [US] troops down river, threatened to cross, while actual crossings were made above the State R. R. bridge.