Historic Markers Across Georgia

Johnston's River Line

Marker ID: GHM 033-72
Location: US 78 at Oakdale Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 48.003    W 084° 30.854
  33.80005    -84.51423
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM45B8
Johnston's River Line Marker  


July, 1864, a heavy, intrenched line of field works, from the mouth of Nickajack Cr. (.8 mi. S. W.) extended N. E. to a point 1 mi. above State R. R. bridge. This line, prepared in advance, was occupied by Johnston´s forces [CS] when they withdrew from the Smyrna - Ruff´s Mill line, July 5. Ga. Militia held the ferries below Nickajack. In sequence, N. E., were Hood´s, Hardee´s & Loring´s corps. The line was evacuated July 9, after the Federals cross above State R. R. bridge. This line is said to have been the heaviest field works of the Atlanta Campaign. In 1935 their formidable character was still visible along Oakdale Rd., & just above the State R. R.



For more information on the history of Johnston River Line:

Georgia Battlefields Association - Johnson's River Line
Sherpa Guides - Johnston's River Line
Wikipedia - Francis Asbury Shoup
Wikipedia - Chattahoochee River

The River Line Historic Area - The Shoupades
Historical Publications Inc - Only Two Acres Around Confederate Shoupades & Redan Saved in Georgia