Historic Markers Across Georgia

Garrard's Cavalry at Roswell

Marker ID: GHM 033-94
Location: Lower Roswell Rd at Timber Ridge Rd at Willeo Creek
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 59.528    W 084° 23.190
  33.99213333    -84.3865
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


With the occupation of Marietta by Federal forces July 3, 1864, Garrard´s cav. was sent to Roswell to secure a Chattahoochee River crossing for the passage of McPherson´s Army of the Tennessee, which was later shifted from the Federal right to the extreme left.

July 5. Garrard reached this point on Willeo Creek, where he camped. From here a regiment was sent to burn the Soap Creek Paper Mills. On the same day a detachment moved to Roswell & while the 7th Pa. Cav. drove the Confederate defenders across the bridge, the cotton & woolen factories were burned.