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Here Johnston's River Line Crossed the Road

Marker ID: GHM 033-79
Location: South Atlanta Rd at Plant Adkinson Rd. South of I-285
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 50.145    W 084° 28.203
  33.83575    -84.47005
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8912
Here Johnston's River Line Crossed the Road Marker  


July 5, 1864. Gen. J.E. Johnston´s Army of Tenn. [CS] withdrew from the Smyrna-Ruff´s Mill line to formidable field-works which crossed the rd. at this point. The left of the line was at Nickajack Cr., 4.5 mi. S.W.; the rt. curved to the Chattahoochee, 1 mi. N. of State R.R. bridge. Loring´s (Stewart´s) A.C. was on the rt.; Hardee´s at center, & Hood´s on left.

The R.R. & highway bridges, together with 3 pontoons, spanned the river 1.5 mi. to the rear of this line. The 23d A.C. [US] crossing at the mouth of Soap Cr., 7 mi. N., July 8, forced Johnston´s retreat across the river, July 9.



Here Johnston's River Line Crossed the Road


For more information on the history of Johnston's 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