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Johnston's Army Crossed the River

Marker ID: GHM 060-85
Location: Nixon and Marietta Rd, Bolton
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 49.270    W 084° 27.612
  33.821166    -84.4602
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2J94
Johnston's Army Crossed the River Marker  


July 5-9, 1864. Johnston Army of Tenn [CSA] held a fortified line N. of the Chattahoochee from Nickajack C r. to one mile above Peachtree Cr.

Federal crossings several miles upriver July 8, making the line untenable. Johnston crossed his forces July 9 to this side on 5 bridge; a traffic bridge here; the State R.R. bridge and 3 pontoon bridges downstream.

Until Federal movements from upriver crossing to Peachtree Cr. valley became evident, Johnston´s forces marked time here until the 18th when they were placed in the outer defense line of Atlanta N. and E. of the city.

GHM 060-85 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1985