The 23d Corps at Soap Creek

The 23d Corps at Soap Creek (HM106Y)

Location: Marietta, GA 30067 Cobb County
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N 33° 56.267', W 84° 26.6'

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July 8, 1864. The first passage of the Chattahoochee River by Federal forces was made at mouth of Soap Cr. by Cox's div., 23d A.C. Cameron's brigade crossed cr. at the dam and passing the blackened ruins of the Paper Mills, scaled the high ridge E. wading the river at a fish-dam, Cameron moved S. to support a contingent crossing in pontoons at mouth of Cr.

A Confederate cav. outpost and field-piece were captured. This Federal crossing forced Johnston to abandon his River Line at and below Bolton; he withdrew to the Fulton Co. side of the Chattahoochee River, July 9.
HM NumberHM106Y
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-92
Year Placed1985
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 736304 N 3758202
Decimal Degrees33.93778333, -84.44333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.267', W 84° 26.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 16.02" N, 84° 26' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678, 334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1717-1893 Sope Creek Entrance, Marietta GA 30067, US
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