Historic Markers Across Georgia



23d Army Corps to Soap Creek



Marker ID: GHM 033-82
Location: US 41 north of Terrell Mill Rd
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 54.375    W 084° 29.404
  33.90625    -84.49006
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPFE
23d Army Corps to Soap Creek  Marker  



Text:

July 6, 1864. Schofield´s Federal 23d A.C. having been shifted N.E. from Sandtown Rd. (at Floyd Station), camped at Smyrna. Resuming the march, July 7, it traversed only 2 mi. (to this point) where it camped. July 8, 4 A.M. the march continued to Soap Creek -- four miles N.E. This was a strategic maneuver to effect a river crossing at Soap Cr., N. of Johnston´s defense line [CS] on Cobb County side (at & S. of the State R.R. bridge). The move was designed to render the Confederate line untenable. Being thus outflanked July 8, Johnston withdrew his army to the Fulton Co. side. July 9.

033-82 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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