Battle of Smyrna

Battle of Smyrna (HM3GQ)

Location: Smyrna, GA 30080 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 52.977', W 84° 30.829'

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July 3, 1864. Gen. J. E. Johnston's army (CS) withdrew from Kennesaw Mtn. & occupied a double line of field-works which crossed the R. R. at old Smyrna Camp Ground, facing N. W. Loring's A. C. was on the rt. (N. E. of R. R.); Hardee's, at center; Hood's on left, near Ruff's Mill, Nickajack Cr.
July 4. The 4th A. C. (US), (E. of R. R.), attacked the Confederate right to ascertain strength of the position; it was found impregnable. A similar attack on the left near Ruff's Mill was alike ineffective. Being outflanked, Johnston withdrew to his River Line that night.
July 6. The 23d A. C. (US), moving from Ruff's Mill to Soap Creek, camped just E. of the R. R.
HM NumberHM3GQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number033-77
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 729935 N 3751960
Decimal Degrees33.88295000, -84.51381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 52.977', W 84° 30.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 52' 58.62" N, 84° 30' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2861-2883 Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna GA 30080, US
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