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  


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.