Historic Markers Across Georgia

Battle of Ruff's Mill

Marker ID: GHM 033-74
Location: Concord Road just east of Nickajack Creek
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.957    W 084° 33.515
  33.849283    -84.55858
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2FG9
Battle of Ruff's Mill Marker  


July 4, 1864. Early a.m., Brig. Gen. John Fuller´s brigade, 4th div., 16th A. C. [US] moved 1 mi. E. from the Nickajack Cr. Bridge, Concord Rd., to ascertain the strength of Hood´s A. C. [CS]. Finding it strongly posted, Fuller returned to Ruff´s Mill. Late p.m., Fuller´s men again advanced, supported by Sweeney´s 2nd div., and after a bitter struggle seized the first line of works on Hood´s rt. near the present Gann Cemetery.

This Federal assault on Johnston´s left & the one at Smyrna on his rt. were incidental to his retreat from Kennesaw to the river. Col. Edward Noyes, 39th O.V.V.I. (Governor of Ohio 1872-1874), lost a leg in this battle.