Historic Markers Across Georgia

The River Patrol & Cochran's Ford

Marker ID: GHM 033-89
Location: Chattahoochee Recreation Area parking area at I-285 & river
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 54.136    W 084° 26.639
  33.902266    -84.44398
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1VBP
The River Patrol & Cochran's Ford Marker  


Pending Federal crossings of the Chattahoochee, Gen. E. M. McCook´s cav. div. [US] screened 4th and 23d Corps movements to fords and ferries in this vicinity, July 6, 15, 1864.

July 7, Brownlow´s 1st Tennessee reg´t., Dorr´s brigade (McCook´s cav.) seized the upper island near Power´s Ferry, as an observation point.

July 9, Col. Dorr, with a detachment, crossed at the mouth of Soap Cr., 3 mi. N. (Schofield´s crossing, July 8), to scout the country below. Another detachment crossed at Cochran´s Ford (1.25 mi. S. of Soap Cr.), as a support. Dismounted, carrying guns and cartridges aloft, they waded the deep stream, wearing nothing but hats.



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