Battle of Ruff's Mill

Battle of Ruff's Mill (HMCWA)

Location: Smyrna, GA 30082 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 50.957', W 84° 33.515'

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July 4, 1864. Early a.m., Brig. Gen. John Fuller's brigade, 4th div., 16th A. C. [US], moved 1 mi. E. from the Nickajack Cr. Bridge, Concord Rd., to ascertain the strength of Hood's A. C. [CS]. Finding it strongly posted, Fuller returned to Ruff's Mill.

Late p.m., Fuller's men again advanced, supported by Sweeney's 2nd div., and after a bitter struggle seized the first line of works on Hood's rt. near the present Gann Cemetery.

This Federal assault on Johnston's left & the one at Smyrna, on his rt., were incidental to his retreat from Kennesaw to the river. Col. Edward Noyes, 39th O.V.V.I. (Governor of Ohio 1872-1874), lost a leg in this battle.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-74
Year Placed1984
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 725883 N 3748126
Decimal Degrees33.84928333, -84.55858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.957', W 84° 33.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 57.42" N, 84° 33' 30.90" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-79 Concord Rd SW, Smyrna GA 30082, US
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