Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Cumberland Army to Powers' & Pace's Ferries



Marker ID: GHM 033-80
Location: Ga 3 (Marietta Rd) at south side of I-285 interchange
County: Cobb
Coordinates:   
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



Text:

July 5, 1864. The intrenched line of the 4th, 14th & 20th A.C. [US], facing Johnston´s River Line [CS], crossed rd. at this point; the 4th at Vining´s Station, N.E.; the 14th, astride both the R.R. & this rd.; the 20th. S.W. to Nickajack Creek. These troops marked time while the 23d A.C. [US] crossed the Chattahoochee at Soap Cr., July 8, & Johnston evacuated his River Line, July 9. This alignment was maintained, awaiting R.R. repairs, arrival of supplies at Vining´s depot, & general preparations for the shift across the river. By July 17, Thomas´ army [US] was over the Chattahoochee at Power´s & Pace´s ferries.

033-80 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954