Established 1835 by James Power, (1790-1870).
Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard's 4th A. C. (Army of the Cumberland) [US], moved from Vining's station to this vicinity July 9, 10, 1864. Newton's (2d) div. was diverted to Roswell to support Garrard's cav. Stanley's (1st) and Wood's (3d) camped 3 mi. N. near Soap Creek, July 10.
Stanley crossed the Chattahoochee on Schofield's pontoon bridge at mouth of Soap Cr. and moved S. on the other side to cover Power's Ferry where Wood crossed on a pontoon bridge July 12. Newton, back from Roswell, crossed July 13. Stanley's and Newton's men built a trestle bridge at the upper island, July 14-16.