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Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell

Marker ID: GHM 033-93
Location: Near the boat ramp, Johnson Ferry North unit Chattahoochee River NRA, Johnson Ferry Road at the Chattahoochee River.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.73    W 084° 24.236
  33.9455    -84.40393333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1VC6
Garrard & Newton Move on Roswell Marker  


300 ft. W. stood the res. of Wm. Johnston who operated the ferry in the 1850´s, where Johnston´s Fy. Rd. crosses the Chattahoochee River.

July 5, 1864. Gen. Kenner Garrard´s cav. div. [US] enroute from Marietta to Roswell via this rd., camped on Willeo Cr., from which point he sent a regiment S. to burn the Paper Mills on Soap Creek.

July 9. Newton´s 4th A. C. div. [US], moving from Vining´s Station, traversed this road to Roswell to support Garrard´s passage of the river at Shallow Ford -- retracing July 12 & crossing the river at Power´s Ferry, July 13.



For more information on the history of Roswell, GA:

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historic District