Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River

Advance of the 17th A.C. Toward the River (HMAYX)

Location: Mableton, GA 30126 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 48.797', W 84° 33.602'

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July 4, 1864. Maj. Gen. F. P. Blair's 17th A. C. of McPherson's Army of the Tennessee & Stoneman's cavalry [US], moved from Sandtown rd. E. on this, the old Turner's Ferry rd. to outflank Johnston's Smyrna - Ruff's Mill line [CS].

Encountering the Georgia Militia, under Maj. Gen. Gustavus Smith & Gen. L. S. Ross' cavalry, the Federals drove them eastward 1.25 miles. Blair's troops intrenched here for the night.

This action was coincident with 4th & 16th A. C. assaults on Johnston's line at Smyrna & at Ruff' s Mill, some four miles N.E. on the old Concord Road.
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HM NumberHMAYX
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number033-69
Year Placed1954
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725843 N 3744130
Decimal Degrees33.81328333, -84.56003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 48.797', W 84° 33.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 48' 47.82" N, 84° 33' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770, 404
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4477-5799 Harding Dr, Mableton GA 30126, US
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