Historic Markers Across Georgia



The March of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee to Roswell



Marker ID: GHM 033-81
Location: Ga 120 (Roswell Rd) just west of Loop 120 junction
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.580    W 084° 29.864
  33.959666    -84.49773
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4158
The March of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee to Roswell Marker  



Text:

Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson´s troops, the right flank of Sherman´s forces [US] operating at Chattahoochee River crossings S. of Kennesaw Mtn., were shifted to up-river crossings at Roswell after Johnston´s [CS] withdrawal to the Fulton County side, at the State R.R. bridge.

The 15th, 16th and 17th A.C. made this march from the lower Sandtown R., via Marietta between July 9 and 17, 1864. These troops were across at Roswell by the 17th, and enroute to Decatur and Stone Mountain -- the left wing of the Federal forces E. of Atlanta

033-81 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1989



 
Notes:

For more information on the history of Roswell, GA:

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historic District


 

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