Historic Markers Across Georgia

The March to Soap Creek

Marker ID: GHM 033-73
Location: Concord Rd at Hicks Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.693    W 084° 34.702
  33.844883    -84.57836
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM31ZX
The March to Soap Creek  Marker  


Schofield´s 23d A. C. [US] marked time in this vicinity while McPherson´s Army of the Tenn. [US] made demonstrations at Chattahoochee ferries below Johnston´s River Line [CS] -- indicating, falsely, that crossings would be made there while actual passages upstream were planned.

July 6, 1864. The 23d A. C. began its march to upper reaches of the river by moving E. on this, the old Concord Road via the battlefields of Ruff´s Mill & Smyrna, to the mouth of Soap Creek, 11 miles N. E.

Passage of the river there, July 8, forced Johnston to evacuate his River Line, July 9.